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post #451 of 470 Old 06-22-2009, 09:12 PM
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U.K version: special.
U.S. version: special up until the last 15 minutes and then forever ruined.
Ashes to Ashes: a whole lot of fun; can't wait until season 3. I watched the 2nd season on Youtube when BBC America chose to make us wait a few more years to see it. They pulled the plug on MI-5 and it hasn't come back nor apparently will it come back even though it's one of the top dramas in England. Must be run by the same idiots who run ABC.
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And nothing at all like the ending of the UK version...

Yeah, so I read, it was far far worse.

Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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If that's true, I'm so glad I did not give up anymore hours of my time to get to that silliness.

And I loved every limited second of it. I thought it was a perfect ending. Clues to this sort of ending were placed throughout the season, so it really came together once exposed.

I guess I'll just consider myself fortunate to have been able to enjoy what others could not.

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And I loved every limited second of it. I thought it was a perfect ending. Clues to this sort of ending were placed throughout the season, so it really came together once exposed.

I guess I'll just consider myself fortunate to have been able to enjoy what others could not.

Well if you were able to enjoy the slop that they served up that last 15 minutes, you must have lost your gag reflex. I'm still up-chucking. Poor, poor writing.
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Can we stop beating this dead horse now?
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Can we stop beating this dead horse now?

Slowbiscuit has spoken. No more dead horse beating. But boy was that ending bad.
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can we stop beating this dead horse now?

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And nothing at all like the ending of the UK version...

Which was the point. They definitely wanted to have a different ending so that people couldn't just look up the BBC series on wikipedia and find out how it was going to end.
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Yes, the show has ended; I don't know why there's still bickering about it. If you didn't like it, go live your life. If you did, then get the BD boxset (would be nice though, if there was bonus footage to smooth the plot a bit). Nevertheless, this thread is dead.

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Do we know there is going to be a BD version? Last I checked (a few days ago) I only found standard DVD.
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I thought this show had a better conclusion than that "other" one on ABC, even if it was a "middle-finger" to the network. Anyway, I'm still waiting for a BD set. The only HD option available at this time is @ the iTunes Store, but I'd rather have it in 1080i/p. The soundtrack for LoM was half the fun.

The UK version (which I haven't seen) is available on BD.

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I thought this show had a better conclusion than that "other" one on ABC, even if it was a "middle-finger" to the network. Anyway, I'm still waiting for a BD set. The only HD option available at this time is @ the iTunes Store, but I'd rather have it in 1080i/p. The soundtrack for LoM was half the fun.

The UK version (which I haven't seen) is available on BD.

Do be sure to watch the UK version, too. I feel sure that you will enjoy it. As was noted in this thread, it is different from the US version in several significant ways. Anyway, I liked the UK version as much as I did the US version, which is to say, I liked it a lot.
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My local PBS started showing the UK Life on Mars two months or so on Thursday late nights. I finished Series One watching on PBS, and got my hands on the Blue Ray of Series Two and am four episodes in. I love the Pom Gene Hunt. Such a hard ass. I guess I will grab Ashes to Ashes next.
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rustycruiser,

I could never find a BD edition of Ashes to Ashes. Ended up with Region 2 DVDs, which are quite cheap when ordered through amazon.co.uk. (I have a multizone player here in the US.) They just completed the broadcast of Ashe to Ashes Season 3 in the UK, but I have to wait, of course, for the release of the discs. I saw a couple of references to the ending in discussions of the Lost finale. Generally got good reviews. But I'm trying to stay ignorant so as not to spoil the surprise.

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When I saw this title, I got excited. I was hoping it was coming back to TV. Even the reruns of the 14 some episodes.

Guess not.
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rustycruiser,

I could never find a BD edition of Ashes to Ashes. Ended up with Region 2 DVDs, which are quite cheap when ordered through amazon.co.uk. (I have a multizone player here in the US.) They just completed the broadcast of Ashe to Ashes Season 3 in the UK, but I have to wait, of course, for the release of the discs. I saw a couple of references to the ending in discussions of the Lost finale. Generally got good reviews. But I'm trying to stay ignorant so as not to spoil the surprise.

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All I'll say about Ashes to Ashes (Life On Mars - UK) finale: incredible!
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How did you happen to be able to see the Season 3 finale here in the US?
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How did you happen to be able to see the Season 3 finale here in the US?

We are just on season 2 on BBCA here, but I presume some people have the same access to Ashes S3 as they do to getting Doctor Who right after it airs in the UK.
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How did you happen to be able to see the Season 3 finale here in the US?

The magic of YouTube. Someone in the UK was kind enough to post every episode. So last year I was able to watch season 2 (since BBC America made the poor decision not to air it when it originally said it would), and then beginning a few months ago I watched the final season along with the folks in England, every Friday evening, up until a few weeks ago when the final glorious episode aired. Again, incredible!

For those who don't want to wait until BBC America decides to show the US season 3, it's all there for you on YouTube, right now! Just search "byelittlelady", minus the quotes of course. And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Wow!
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