Title (Year): Ashes to Ashes (2008, 2009, 2010)
GRS Rating: 5 of 5
Notable Cast: Keeley Hawes, Philip Glenister
Duration: Each episode approximately 1 hr
Comments: A modern-day police detective is shot. She awakens in 1981 as a detective, one of the first women in the London force. She believes that she is living in a dream created by her mind. She figures that if she can solve the mystery surrounding her parents' murder, she'll return home to her daughter.
If the idea sounds familiar, it is. This is the sequel program to Life on Mars. This program gets going quicker than the original. Though, like it, this one is full of nostalgic references. The music is also pretty good. They seemed to have picked out the good aspects of the '80s: women in tight clothes, the Audi Quattro, etc. And perhaps the best thing is that Gene Hunt is back! Recommended.