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|Hustle Complete Season One|
Actors: Adrian Lester, Marc Warren, Robert Glenister, Jaime Murray, Robert Vaughn
Directors: Bharat Nalluri, Minkie Spiro, Robert Bailey
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
The art of the con is not dead. You merely can not see it. If you do see it, then it is inevitably always too late. It is an invisible crime built on the premise of finding someone who wants something for nothing and then ... more »
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B. Cromer | New York City | 09/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
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J. Baybusky | Staten Island, NY | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I originally watched this show because Robert Vaughn was in it. Now I watch it for all the characters. This show is so well written and so clever. It is so much better than 99% of American TV shows. Glad to see Season Two is starting soon and cannot wait to own the first season on DVD!"
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K. Harris | Las Vegas, NV | 12/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Hustle" is a breezy, lightweight treat from BBC America. Originally broadcast in the States on AMC, the series follows a group of con artists as they stage one elaborate setup after another. London is their playground, and these pros are in for the "long con" to make a fortune from each episode's caper. Their "mark," in each case, is generally undone by his/her own failings or misdeeds for our group has distinct ethics--they only target people who deserve it. That's certainly a pleasant notion. It keeps things frothy and fun--and keeps anyone from viewing the protagonists as villains and criminals (which, in truth, they are).
"Hustle" succeeds by having a talented and appealing cast. Not only do you like everyone, you root for them. Robert Vaughn is the show's biggest name, and here he plays the mastermind who often lures the victims to their eventual undoing. Adrian Lester is the group's leader, a legendary con man recently released from prison. Marc Warren provides much of the comedic relief as Danny Blue--a young, irreverent newcomer who challenges and frustrates the others. The funniest moments generally involve Lester and Warren going head-to-head, each always trying to outdo the other. The team is rounded out by Jaime Murray (the bombshell) and Robert Glenister (the tech expert).
The tone of "Hustle" is light and the pace is fast. It is easy to enjoy the antics within the program and to be amused by the scenarios. The cons themselves, however, are fairly familiar territory for those who follow this type of entertainment. While I was entertained consistently, I was rarely surprised. And while this may sound like a large problem, it's not. This show is more about the journey--and with witty, intelligent scripts and a spot-on cast, it's hard for me to imagine anyone not being engaged and entertained by "Hustle."
Each season consists of six episodes, some more effective than others--but not a loser in the bunch. My personal favorite comes from season 2. In it, Lester and Warren take on a personal competition. They are both dropped naked in the middle of London and then each strives to win by ending up the day with more of value. Once and for all, they want to determine who has more skill. This was a very funny episode and the only one that didn't deal specifically with a con.
Recommended as a lark--good for lovers of comedy and capers. "Hustle" may not be particularly edgy or challenging, it's just fun. KGHarris, 12/06."
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Edwin H. Mann | Chicago, IL USA | 07/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is as good as it gets on TV. The acting is tops, the plot line is always a surprise, and the editing can't be beat. In the final analysis, the con is on the viewer since it is difficult, if not impossible to anticipate the conclusion. I'm enjoying the 3rd season currently and will love the replay of the 1st season on the arrival of my DVD's. I can't wait to order the 2nd season DVD's when available."