Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hustle is back!

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't watch much TV that doesn't come in the form of a flat disc in a red Netflix envelope, or 300-pound guys slamming each other into the astroturf. I even somehow lost track of Battlestar Galactica this season, though I adore the show.

But tonight at 10PM on AMC (American Movie Classics), the BBC hit show Hustle returns for its fourth season, and I'll be there.

Hustle is about a group of British con artists (except for Robert Vaughn, who plays an American) who pull off the most mind-boggling, audacious scams--but always on people who deserve it, of course. The show is delightful and intelligent and--heck, just watch it. Though it has story threads that weave throughout the seasons, each episode stands alone.

Ciara, the heroine of my vampire books, is a former con artist (only not so much former), so I started watching Hustle last year for "research purposes." Because I'm pretty much a Puritan who won't do anything fun unless it's also work-related.

Luckily my work is writing novels, not calculating actuarial tables.

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I feel like I've been waiting forever

Jim Young

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/18/2007 7:58 PM


Jim Y

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/19/2007 8:05 PM

Aaaugh! I just read on Wikipedia that Adrian Lester won't be returning to the show. Man, I'll miss him.

Luckily it's an ensemble show, so it can stand losing one of its members without collapsing. I thought Wednesday night's episode was great.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/20/2007 8:03 AM

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