Sunday, June 13, 2010


Recently I spent 3 days watching the six series of Hustle non-stop. It's brilliant.
Hustle is a drama that follows a gang of con artists; it started in 2004 and is still going (in fact a film is going to come out at some point). Nearly every episode consists of a long con that the group attempt to carry out - sometimes they fail, but mostly they succeed. It's all very clever and makes you feel really good when you guess how they did it before the end of the hour.
According to Hustle, "the first rule of the con is: you can't con an honest man" so the 'marks' are generally greedy wealthy bastards (bankers, police officers, businessmen, etc).

Series 1, 2 and 3 cast (from left to right - Ash, Mickey, Stacie, Danny and Albie)

My favourite character is Danny Blue, played by Marc Warren. Unfortunately he didn't return after the fourth series which rather ruins the rest for me as Danny provided the eye candy and the comedy.

Series 4 cast (Albert, Ash, Danny, Stacie, Billy)

The 4th series saw the departure of Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester) and the arrival of Billy Bond (Ashley Walters). Series 4 is my favourite as Danny takes over as leader of the gang.

Series 5 and 6 cast (left to right - Mickey, Albie, Ash, Emma and Sean)

Matt Di Angelo's character, Sean Kennedy, replaced Danny as the inexperienced funny man but he is neither as beautiful nor as endearing. Not that he's bad or anything, it's just after experiencing Danny it's a let down.
Emma Kennedy (played by Kelly Adams) is Sean's big sister, becoming the new attractive conwoman (à la Stacie) and I think I prefer her actually. I just didn't get why everyone fancied the pants off of Jaime Murray and that annoyed me.

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