I just managed to watch the first episode of Ashes to Ashes and oh there is so much to squee about it!
Ok, no more Sam Tyler, no more Anne. I loved Sam and I'm going to miss him a lot, but Alex is a brilliant main character. I liked her from the first five minutes. Love, how she's competent and crazy all at the same time. And of course she's a great counterpart for Gene Hunt. Their squabble is adorable. Everything I missed about LoM is there and then some.
Also, we still don't know, how the whole coma, time travel thingy really works and what exactly became of Sam. I wonder if he told Gene the truth about his origins sooner or later.
The transformation to the eighties worked quite ok too. The soundtrack, the set, the cars, everything. It's wonderful. Go watch!
I wonder if I can make myself watch Torchwood 2.04 after this.