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A Pebble on the Beach: Revisting Last Year's Review for Season Two of BBC America's Ashes to Ashes

BBC America was originally meant to air Season Two of genre-busting drama series Ashes to Ashes last May, following their run of the first season of the Life on Mars sequel series starring Keely Hawes, Philip Glenister, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster, and Montserrat Lombard.

Unfortunately, things didn't quite turn out that way. A year later, BBC America is finally bringing Season Two of Ashes to Ashes to American shores, with the first episode slated to air tonight at 10 pm ET/PT. (It's also the perfect jumping-on point for viewers who may not have seen the first season.)

Thanks to a region-free DVD player and a friend in the UK, I've been writing up episodes of Ashes's phenomenally mind-bending third season on a weekly basis over the last few weeks (the series is set to end its three-season run next week in the UK), but I wanted to resurrect my review of the first two episodes of Season Two of Ashes to Ashes, which I wrote last May and which I heaped much praise upon, calling it "darkly seductive."

You can read the full review here (beware: it contains spoilers for the first two episodes), or you can read my wrap-up thoughts on the first two episodes of Ashes to Ashes's brilliant second season below:

"...the first two episodes of Ashes to Ashes' second season kick the Quattro into top gear, presenting a series of tantalizing new possibilities for Alex Drake, new enemies for Drake and Hunt, and an intriguing overarching plot that increases the tension and danger for our New Wave heroes. I just can't wait to see what happens next."

Having seen the entirety of Season Two (and most of Season Three now), I can honestly this is one series that's well worth your time as it only gets better and better with each subsequent episode. You'll soon fall in love with Alex, Gene, Ray, Chris, and Shaz... and marvel at the slick production, mind-altering plot twists, and metaphysical implications that the series kicks up. So set your DVRs and break open the Bolly...

Season Two of Ashes to Ashes begins tonight at 10 pm ET/PT on BBC America.

Comments

Greer said…
This show is brilliant. I don't know why it took BBC American so long to show the second season. They used to do a great job with their programing but, now, it's just turned into the Top Gear channel.
JD said…
Looking forward to it starting again. I've been wondering, though, with all the shows the BBC has to offer, why are they showing Star Trek? Every night, no less.
Debbie said…
So glad we finally get S2 of Ashes to Ashes! It is about darned time...

Thanks for resubmitting your S2 review! I will skim it before starting with S2 eps tonight!

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