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The Con Is Always On . . .
on 28 October 2014
Hustle is a winner, simple as that.
I would call it the most intelligent series on tv, in its time at the very least, with very high production values, characterful acting out, imaginative backstories, sly banter, solid entertainment, savvy tackling of all themes and superb, but superb, scripting.
Wish I had thought up this series, so hats off to Tony Jordan for his research, foresight, trickery, humour, timing, far-left-field ideas, clever people, nasty people, clever interplay, confounding story lines, clever dialogue and, well, just lotsa lotsa clever. Everywhere.
Each character gets to shine, be human, get real, pretend monstrously, wear swish outfits, do local accents, con the baddies, con us, turn the tables, stick to values, hurt and triumph, lie wickedly and all that before lunch on the first day . . .
Not to mention, this product is well packaged, comprehensive, arrives quickly and plays for tens and tens of hours. I'm in.
And . . . final episode of series eight is worth the price of the whole set. Cheers.
And, um, never be a mark.