main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes is 149% Funded
Our Kickstarter campaign has received $74,000 from over 2,000 backers! TV Tropes 2.0 is coming. There is no stopping it now. We have 4 days left. At $75K we can also develop an API and at $100K the tropes web series will be produced. View the project here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
YMMV: Ashes to Ashes
  • Acceptable Targets: Fun drinking game - count the number of offensive Italian jokes directed at Luigi. If you're still conscious past the first three episodes, you're doing it wrong.
  • Awesome Ego: Gene Hunt.
  • Awesome Moments: See here.
  • Awesome Music: Has a sub-page
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Gene Hunt.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Literally. When Gene starts to remember who he is, he describes the world the series is set in as "Somewhere we go to sort ourselves... Coppers." Nelson (from Life On Mars) is the gatekeeper, and Gene guides lost souls to him.
  • Foe Yay: Gene and Keats. Gene and Supermac (sauna scene anyone?). Also Alex and Keats.
  • Growing the Beard: With some exceptions, series 1 in general has a much more frivolous feel to it, particularly in the behaviour of Alex's character. The drama gets much better when she becomes more the serious police officer from series 2 onwards.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the very first episode. Remember how confident Alex was about Getting home to see her daughter and "I am not going to die."? Yeah...
  • Ho Yay:
    • Chris and Ray, nigh constantly.
    • In episode 3.04, "Gene <3 Sam".
  • Les Yay: Shaz and Alex, considering Shaz's appreciation of Alex's hooker dress and insistence that she'd pay for a night with Alex.
  • Memetic Sex God: Gene Hunt, an unlikely sex symbol.
  • Sexist In Leather Pants: Gene Hunt. So, SO much.
  • Tear Jerker: 3.08. Almost the entire episode.
    • In 3.07, Viv's funeral.

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy