Critic Consensus: Its period setting and twisty plots help make Ashes to Ashes an enjoyable watch, even if its premise varies only slightly from its predecessor, Life on Mars.
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as DCI Gene Hunt
as DI Alex Drake
as DS Ray Carling
as DC Chris Skelton
as WPC Sharon 'Shaz' Granger
as Caroline Price
as Evan White
as Viv James
as The Clown
as Molly Drake
as Simon Neary
Ashes to Ashes gets trickier - and, in many ways, more entertaining - than its predecessor.
It's a heady time warp story, often cold and harrowing, but the tongue-in-cheek period-setting levels it out.
This may be the most pleasant surprise TV fans will get all year.
The creators of Life on Mars, Mathew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, are still in top form.
It successfully meshes poignant moments and subtle humor by combining the realities of 1980s British politics with the colorful glam culture the decade was known for.
Audience Reviews for Ashes to Ashes: Series 1
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