Life On Mars keeps getting better and better. Episode 3 kicked off with Hunt and Tyler in a speeding cop car in an alley, reversing the wrong way down a one-way street. Blocking their path, for some reason, was a carefully stacked pile of empty cardboard boxes.
Car. Alley. Boxes. Good lord! Surely they're not going to...? I think they are!
I sat up, screaming "BOXES! HIT THEM, HIT THEM!" - and when the car ploughed through them, I screamed "YESSSS!" It was so much fun, the episode could have ended right then, and I'd have been satisfied. If you don't understand the appeal of grimy 70's cars driving through piles of empty cardboard boxes in alleys, I can't really explain it. It's something primal. Of course it makes no sense - if they've driven into the alley, how did they get past the boxes already, why would someone leave a stack of empty boxes in the road in the first place - logic doesn't enter into it. If this doesn't fill your heart with joy, nothing can:
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Car. Alley. Boxes. It doesn't get any better than that.