IF you were hooked by Ashes To Ashes, then there’s one essential bookmark to have on the world wide interweb.
Fans at The Railway Arms have been able to take ownership of both Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes.
At the same time they’ve exposed some of the nonsense spouted by certain headline-grabbing TV “critics”.
It demonstrates a healthy shift in power from those with an axe to grind and column to fill, to viewers who are more intelligent than many in the media and TV world think.
As Alex Drake said: “Imagine that.”
A number of the posts are more eloquent and perceptive than anything you will read elsewhere.
Is Gene Hunt real? Will the clown return for series two? And did you realise Philip Glenister’s eyes are the colour of the sea?
There are dozens of friendly debates to be had over at TRA during the long wait for series two in 2009.
At the time of writing, just over 84 per cent of those voting on the site – run by a clever young woman known as Yayster – believe the final episode of series one was one of the best.
Some guessed long before last Thursday night that the clown was Alex’s dad.
Some also worked out in advance that the hand that took little Alex’s after the car bomb belonged to Gene Hunt.
But my series one prize for the sharpest observation of all goes to a good friend of this blog called Wibble.
As the camera pulled back in the closing seconds of episode eight, she spotted a new face staring out in the far left of Luigi’s mural.
Take a look for yourself below.
Ashes To Ashes Blogs
Ashes To Ashes TV Features
Life On Mars Blogs
The Railway Arms Ashes and Mars Fansite