In the third episode of Ashes to Ashes, Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) wages a one woman campaign to treat the alleged rape of a prostitute as a real crime, as it ties into the case of a seemingly unrelated murder/rape/mutilation being investigated by Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), assisted by Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) and Chris Skelton (Marshall Lancaster). There are the usual twists and turns in the plot, with Gene eventually coming over to Alex way of thinking. Along the way Alex gives an insulting Gene a nice right cross to Gene's jaw, she engages in a tipsy one night stand with a (in her words) " Thatcherite wanker", and attends a "fancy dress party" with Gene (as "The Man With No Name), Chris (as Superman/Clark Kent), and Ray (as a mustachioed James Bond).
Throw in some tunes by Roxy Music and by solo Bryan Ferry, and this episode had a feel to it like a British version of MIAMI VICE, had there ever been a British version of MIAMI VICE..
One more note....the sexual tension between Alex and Gene, always present in every scene, is something that hasn't been on the small screen since the early seasons of MOONLIGHTING with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepperd.
I really love this series....because every Saturday night I get to have a (sort of) date with the delectable Keeley Hawes, in the guise of Alex Drake.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".