“WTF?!”, you say? AMC, the home of endless Charles Bronson repeats and forgettable PG-13 80′s crap?
Yes, THAT AMC.
stars Adrian Lester (‘
‘), Robert Vaughn (‘
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’
) and Marc Warren (‘The Vice’) in a hip, new British caper-show that resembles ‘Mission Impossible’ by way of ‘The Avengers’. In this case though, the protagonists are con-men.
Lester is the ringleader, while Warren and Vaughn provide support and newcomer
provides distraction as resident
In many ways
is a throwback to those stealthy
of yesteryear, when we’d dally with Mrs. Peel and John Steed as roguish British agents. But unlike the craptacular tv-show remakes of the late ’90′s,
is all about the writing.
is a BBC show brought to us from KUDOS Entertainment, the same people responsible for A&E’s catch-it-when-you-can spy drama ‘
‘ (known here as ‘MI-5′).
says, “Viewers will probably think they’re watching PBS, A&E, BBC America or even Bravo. This hip British series is not American, it’s yet to be a classic and it’s definitely not a movie. AMC has lost its way. Will its audience follow?”. One would hope. As a recovering BBC Americaholic and a ‘Mystery!’ enthusiast, I can only hope.
Last week’s 2-hour premiere repeats this Friday, 01/20 at 7pm and episodes 1 and 2 repeat at some unholy hour (~1am) between now and Friday. Given the current state of American television, you’ll thank me, later, for the sleep that you lost.
Check it out!
(clips available @ Hustle’s BBC
– see ‘Episodes’.)