Why DCI Gene Hunt Is Very Much Like The Doctor.

Actually, I didn’t want to blog about the ending of Ashes to Ashes, since there are so many more wonderful pieces already out there (UPDATE: Ian Wylie’s extras for his interview with writer Matthew Graham. Woot!), but there’s this one thing I can’t keep my hands off; so please, bear with me after the jump. Continue reading →

Just Another TV Series Stumbled Upon: “Demons”

— Who’s Cooking Monsters in the Kitchen?

While, erm, slightly obsessing about BBC’s smashing successes Life on Mars and its follow-up Ashes to Ashes, I read some interviews — for example, the following ones, all conducted by Ian Wylie; with Keeley Hawes who plays DI Alex Drake (he posted extras to it on his blog), and with Philip Glenister who plays gorgeous DCI Gene Hunt (again, extras as well). I’d already watched a few episodes of Spooks, but I never got around to watching any other productions featuring Philip Glenister. Terribly ashamed of myself, I took a good look and found: Demons, first aired in 2009. (Beware: Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t watched it yet, but want to, you might want to come back afterwards. This is a review, not an imdb synopsis.) Before I go into detail, Continue reading →