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Bye-bye Bolly Knickers!

The last episode in the first series of Ashes to Ashes aired last night, and it was a good one. I'd thought perhaps Evan would turn out to be the bad guy, but it was someone I'd never even considered. I can't wait to see what happens next season -- I grew to like DCI Gene Hunt in Life on Mars, but I came to adore him in this new series. Now what will I do on a Thursday evening?

The pilot episode for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency impressed me enormously, and again, I can't wait for next year to see more.

The trailers for the new Doctor Who have persuaded me that this next series may be worth watching again. I'm certainly going to give it a chance.

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gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
Sorry about the spoilery discussion taking place in the comments above; I didn't intend for it to happen, but then I never really thought anyone would be interested in my off-hand remarks in the first place.

I always liked Life on Mars, but not with the can't wait till next week feeling AtA gives me.

Same here! I understand a lot of people feel exactly the other way, preferring LoM to A2A, but as far as I'm concerned, A2A is a worthy successor to that earlier show, and I think I particularly like the dynamic between Gene, Raymondo, Chris and Alex a little better in it. But maybe that's just because I have watched every episode!

Although the eighties clothes are painful to watch, they're that realistic. Make me feel vaguely guilty for ever wearing them

Funnily enough, I've never yet felt guilty or embarrassed about 80s fashions and the fact that I wore them. Looking at pictures of that time, I still think I looked pretty cool back then...although sadly, I can't boast to have ever owned or possessed such a gorgeous white leather jacket as Alex sports throughout the series. I think I saw something very like it in the Bijenkorf Maffe Marathon brochure the other day...but white's never been my colour.
bnbalder
Mar. 29th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
The jacket's cool, it's just the color - the dead white makes it look cheap and fake. As do all the straight-up and down reds and blues, all those primary colors....
The shape of her off-the-shoulder tops are quite nice. I had one just like it, in shocking pink velour...;-)
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
You know what's funny, though? I don't remember the 80s as having been particularly colourful in their fashions; and myself, I never wore anything but black, white and grey for most of those years...although now that I come to think of it, I did own a red, and an ochre dress...and one of my black dresses had a bluish green geometric pattern printed on it.
bnbalder
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I remember going shopping with a friend, with more money than I had, who bought the red and the blue and the white from Inwear. Can't remember what I wore, except in general, and a few highlights. Probably the same as you, grey and white and black....
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Inwear? It'd be 15 years before I could afford their stuff ;-)! In the 80s, most of my clothes came from Mac & Maggie, if they didn't come from second-hand shops or the back of my parents' wardrobe (they had some cool stuff from the 50s and 60s still lying around, that needed only minimal adjustment). And I had that fuchsia Laura Ashley dress I forgot to mention earlier, tight bodice, long wide pleated skirt and 3/4 length puff sleeves which did up at the back with a row of tiny buttons and that was my prize possession for a number of years...but that was a present from my Mum, bought to wear at her wedding in '85.
bnbalder
Mar. 29th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Nobody had money for Inwear, except her. I didn't even like it, much too staid. Mac & Maggie, that was my favorite shop too. Clothes were much more expensive then ( relatively speaking), I never had anything to wear....Made my own stuff, mostly.