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  1. Feb 8, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The ending is bad. They already revealed why everyone's there in Life on Mars, but for some reason, they decide to change it in Ashes to Ashes, and it doesn't make as much sense as Life on Mars'. However, the rest of the series is still great. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2021
    9
    It’s not very often that the last season of TV series is its best but in my opinion Ashes to Ashes has saved its best until last, and I include the two series of Life on Mars in that statement. Full of surprising twists and turns this provides a fittingly superb finale to one of the finest British drama series of all time and even those that were skeptical about Alex Drake, Sam Tyler’sIt’s not very often that the last season of TV series is its best but in my opinion Ashes to Ashes has saved its best until last, and I include the two series of Life on Mars in that statement. Full of surprising twists and turns this provides a fittingly superb finale to one of the finest British drama series of all time and even those that were skeptical about Alex Drake, Sam Tyler’s replacement, will surely be one over by the end. Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An almost universally strong, well-made, orginal tv series comes to a close with this final series. The finest touches of Series 3 of Ashes to Ashes were the introduction of Jim Keats, a sinister and mysterious character played brilliantly by Daniel Mays, the episodes focusing on exploring and developing Chris, Ray or Shaz respectively, and, most importantly, the jewel on the Ashes/Mars crown, that astounding final episode. I still can't stop watching it. The tension and mystery that had been building up through Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes was finally relieved. Seeing the original deaths of Ray, Chris and Shaz was haunting and truly game-changing, and really made you feel a connection with the characters. However, for me, the shining moment was that final scene, where the writers confound expectations by sending Alex off to Heaven instead of waking her up, and Gene, now cast in his true role of an Angel-like 'guide', is left to his lonely, touching and heroic fate in purgatory as his friends leave for Heaven one-by-one. The juxtaposition between Gene's saint-like aura and Keat's devilish barking was fantastic. All together, an astonishing quasi-religious ending to a legendary, unique series. Expand

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