Not always. Not even often, in the Life on Mars world. Our heroes deal with ugly situations, with deformed methods. But sometimes, when the light is catching the green of Gene's eye, or Sam's shirt is open, or Annie smiles, or Ray and Chris are playing with their torches like young teens --- there's beauty there.
Of course, you could always make it all about Gene mocking Sam's skin care routine, but try and add some beauty into your fics. This is a two week challenge - entries are due by 27th November, at which point we go into Amnesty.
This challenge brought to you by my winamp shuffle.