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I recorded it, but haven't watched it yet. I wanted to mention, however, that TWO episodes aired last night according to the AMC website. They will be re-aired Friday, so if you only got one episode, pay attention for that second one then.
 

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I had the Tivo set to record a bunch of them, and I watched a few yesterday. It's a good show. Well written, twisty plots. It's like watching a crime drama, but from the view of the criminals, not the cops. I like it!

I too am annoyed at the lack of proper guide data.
 

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Is AMC playing new 3rd season shows or are they passing off season 1 and 2 as though they were new?

I've watched season 1 and 2 by BitTorrent'ing them. AWESOME show. It's a very smart and funny show.
 

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LooseWiring said:
Is AMC playing new 3rd season shows or are they passing off season 1 and 2 as though they were new?

I've watched season 1 and 2 by BitTorrent'ing them. AWESOME show. It's a very smart and funny show.
As I understand it, they are starting with season 1. The first episode the other night was definitely the first of the series as some time was spent introducing each of the characters and bringing them together to do their con.
 

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I saw a promo for this on IMDB and since I was in front of my TV with my laptop I decided to check it out. But it was already into the second episode and AMC didn't have any show information distingushing episodes from each other.

Recorded one (taking down the casino owner with a fake movie) and it was pretty good but it was pretty much like a British version of the Sting. would like to see the other episodes though.
 

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I got this email from AMC:

We are happy to inform you that AMC is planning to broadcast a marathon of the first six episodes of our original show, Hustle, on Feb. 18, beginning at 4 pm EST (schedule may be subject to change). Additionally, we welcome you to visit www.hustle.amctv.com to learn more about our series.
 

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I'm a really big fan. I've always liked "long con" movies, and now I get them every week!

I also like the dynamic between the characters, though I wish Stacie got more screen time---I mean, yes Mickey is the main character and the education of Danny is an ongoing theme, but it seems like we've spent time with Albert and even Ash, but we hardly get to see Stacie or learn more about her (except that Danny wants to sleep with her).
 

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If they ever do a black James Bond, he's the man.
The interesting thing is that I don't think they've ever even brought up his race, have they?

I currently watch three British shows (Night Detective, Hustle and Conviction) and the first two both star black males. In Night Detective, his race is very much part of the story (particularly in the first season). In Hustle it's not a factor (well, I guess he couldn't have played the long-lost son in this episode, but you know what I mean)...
 

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The interesting thing is that I don't think they've ever even brought up his race, have they?

I currently watch three British shows (Night Detective, Hustle and Conviction) and the first two both star black males. In Night Detective, his race is very much part of the story (particularly in the first season). In Hustle it's not a factor (well, I guess he couldn't have played the long-lost son in this episode, but you know what I mean)...
This hit me right away also (and I like it!). The ep where the mark was the rich ex-wife of the spa owner had her in bed with Mickey by the middle of the show with not even a hint of race issues. And Stacie still sorting out old feelings for Mickey makes me think that Black.White isn't that big of a deal over there. Is the UK that more accepting than the US?

Perhaps if Mickey was a Pakastani, there'd be more controversy.
 

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Hustle is well written and very well acted. I'm a little behind. Watched one episode last night. I think I still have two others on TiVo. Is Hustle one of those 6 episode series shows Britain does?

I also watch Night Detective. Nicky being black only mattered in the pilot and was kind of "sore thumbish" there. British tv seems more colorblind than ours.
 

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I also watch Night Detective. Nicky being black only mattered in the pilot and was kind of "sore thumbish" there. British tv seems more colorblind than ours.
Hardly. In fact, his race was a factor in last night's episode...

The whole "dealing with the stray kid" storyline is also touched by race (the "he should be with his own kind" discussion)...
 
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