Tonight’s Life on Mars...wow. It started of as another humorous, cheesy piss-take of The Sweeney, and then pulled-off a remarkable tonal volte-face. Everyone was top of their game. Philip Glenister, in particular, is doing a bang-up job. His subtle characterisation of Gene Hunt shows us a man who’s had to bury all his finest qualities to try and get the job done. The dude has been institutionally damaged.
Some have complained about the pacing of this show; that sixty minutes is too long, the case is wrapped up within forty-five, and the rest is just dressing, but I felt that tonight’s somewhat lengthy dénoument was absolutely necessary.
Just...man, bring on next week’s episode.
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