Hustle

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  1. PeternJim

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    I've been getting the show and enjoying it. I do have one question. I've been making it a point to pick out (manually, from the upcoming episodes) the 1 hour, 15 minute letterbox versions. Does anyone know how they cut the episodes down for the 1 hour non-letterbox versions? Without commercials, the letterbox versions come in a few seconds short of a full hour. Are the other ones shown with no commercials, or are they cutting out content?

    Not that it matters either way, since the letterbox ones so far haven't caused any conflicts, but it would sure be nice to know if it ever comes up. They only seem to show them that way once, then repeat the shorter ones several times in a week.

    The guide data seems to be a bit better -- they are at least carrying a synopsis now, though the titles don't always seem to match what I see in other online sources.
     
  2. jgerry

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    I haven't seen this at all -- every episode my SP catches is a 1hr, 15 minute ep. There are shortened ones?? No no no! I want all of this show, it's great.

    I too am waiting on a Stacy-focused episode. She's a dish.
     
  3. Guindalf

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    The actual R/T is 52 minutes per episode without commercials (BBC doesn't have any!) and, as they are made by the BBC, widescreen is the norm. This means that any 4:3 content is pan and scan or stretched. I haven't seen the AMC versions - I refuse to watch a movie channel that adds commercial breaks to movies!

    I'm watching the first episode as we speak - and so far I'm impressed. Then again, I would be - I'm a Brit! :)


    Edit: I just finished watching the first episode. It's a bit "Sting", but good, nonetheless. Enough to make me want to watch more anyway!
     
  4. newsposter

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    Just a friendly bump. If anyone hasnt seen this show, at least try one if you are at all interested in con men. Very creative and what's more, all believable!!! no "24" or otherwise suspension of disbelief required
     
  5. Amnesia

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    AMC is doing a mini-marathon of Hustle episodes on Saturday 18 March.

    They will be showing episodes 7-9 starting at...ummm.. 7 (ET).
    Episode 10 will be shown at its normal time of...ummm 10.
     
  6. Guindalf

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    I need to catch up. I've watched the first 6 so far (first series/season in the UK) and part of S2E1.
     
  7. Amnesia

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    I guess AMC was paying attention because they made it easy for you to catch up...
     
  8. Guindalf

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    Yeah, but I'm not watching it on AMC ;)
     
  9. Grimm1

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    Yeah don't think there is as big of a culture gap over there that we have here. John Lydon of the Sex Pistols was on Jimmy Kimmel the other night explaining why he and the band have a problem with the Rock and Roll hall of Fame. While he was talking Orlando Jones tried to make a joke saying "You sound like a black man" and Lydon took offense to the comment saying that he's from the UK and they don't have that "black white culture" thing like we have here.

    The interview can be seen here for anyone interested...
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Vc4o0YJz6U
     
  10. Grimm1

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    BTW...this is a great show. Anyone that like movies involving "con games" etc... should be watching this.

    Also if you haven't noticed on Saturday night the show is 1:15 while the repeats during the week are only 1:00. I think this is because the original length of the show is 1:00 and with commercials it's 1:15...so if your watching the repeats I think they are trimming 15 minutes to make it fit in the hour with commercials.

    Also...has anyone noticed this new show coming on NBC called Heist? Is it supposed to be an American version of Hustle or are they just ripping it off?
     
  11. Amnesia

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    Neither.

    My impression from the commecials is that it owes more to Ocean's Eleven than it does to Hustle.

    Heist is about theives, while Hustle is about con-men.
    Heist is apparently a season-long story, while Hustle is episodic.
    Heist apparently is a drama, while Hustle has comedic elements (not to mention the whole interacting with the camera thing).
    Heist apparently also tells a lot of the story from the cop point of view while Hustle is almost exclusively focused on the crew.
     

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