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    Hu$tle

    I just found this new show that is premiering next Saturday night (1/14) at 10PM Eastern/9PM Central. The cast and premise look promising and I will definitely be checking this one out. The cast includes Robert Vaughan, Adrian Lester, Marc Warren, Robert Glenister, and Jaime Murray.

    http://hustle.amctv.com/the_setup/about.jsp

    MEET THE PROS OF CON ON AMC'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, HUSTLE
    Saturdays 10pm | 9c
    Encores Fridays 7pm | 6c

    Hustle follows the exploits of a group of London-based con artists who pull off daringly intricate stings to swindle money from "respectable" but despicably greedy marks. With plenty of suspense, style and humor, an occasional touch of romance, and always a series of unforeseen twists, each episode takes the viewer deeper into the hidden world of scammers and grifters to reveal the personalities and perverse artistry of the high-end confidence game.

    The family that cons together - stays together
    From Mickey, the group's smooth-talking "manager," to Stacey, the beautiful and brainy "lure," to Albert, the veteran "roper," as well as Ash the jack-of-all-trades "fixer," and Danny, the fiercely talented but unpredictable "wild card," the show's five master con artists ply their trade of deception across London. And whether they're selling a shady art dealer a bogus masterpiece or duping a violent casino boss into investing in a film that doesn't exist, these hustlers always find a means to their end. Together, this not-so-traditional family of grifters - the "bad" guys you simply can't help but love - are out for the score of the century.

    The con is on AMC
    Slick, action-packed and full of humor and intrigue, Hustle evokes the wit and charm of Ocean's Eleven as well as the cinematic sleight-of-hand of Snatch. The perfect pop culture complement to AMC's commitment to great stories and style, the show gives a fresh modern twist to the great con and heist films of the past. During each episode, you'll delve into a world in which no one is what he or she seems - from bank managers to bellhops, cocktail waitress to CEO's - and everyone is working an angle.

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    I checked out the link to the AMC web site and the cast and show look very intriging. I also liked the con rules and explanation of some famous cons. A lady in the DC area lost about $3,000 (just a couple of weeks ago) in the old pigeon drop.

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    DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

    I love, love, love this show! It is so clever and funny and stylish..... WATCH IT!!
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    AMC is showing episode 1 and 2 tonite at 10 pm and 11:15pm. Each episode is 75 min long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfastgirl View Post
    DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

    I love, love, love this show! It is so clever and funny and stylish..... WATCH IT!!
    I saw the 2 episodes that aired on AMC the other night. Now, I love this show! Folks, check it out...

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    I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about this show. I love this show, very clever and it has been interesting learning more about the con game. I really like the interaction between the character Mickey who is the master at the long con with the young upstart Danny Blue. I even can get my wife to watch it and she usually hates shows like this. Check it out on Saturday evening on AMC.

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    I'm still loving this show and would love to see it come out on DVD. It's worth adding to my collection.

    I wish AMC would promote it more; I think many people who might love it just don't know about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackshade View Post
    I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about this show. I love this show, very clever and it has been interesting learning more about the con game. I really like the interaction between the character Mickey who is the master at the long con with the young upstart Danny Blue. I even can get my wife to watch it and she usually hates shows like this. Check it out on Saturday evening on AMC.
    Hey, Blackshade, I, too, am surprised that there hasn't been much discussion about "Hu$tle" here (or elsewhere?). As a matter of fact, I was just about to resurrect this discussion thread in this forum when I saw your post.

    I, too, love this show. It's very clever, well-written, and done in a style that is rather slick, yet very appealing. And, a big selling point (for me) is that you have to pay attention, and use your brain power to watch it and keep up with the con games that go on.

    Although I've never run any cons on anyone, I have been aware of the existence of various con(fidence) games for quite a while. One of the great things about "Hu$tle" is how the show takes some time, during each episode, in sort of a "freeze frame" moment to illustrate some of the art of the "con" they're running, and how/why the team is working each of their "marks." That's where the real learning happens. And, things don't always run smooth for this team, e.g., sometimes, one might think these cons might be finally caught, shut down & doomed for long stretches in prison. But, they haven't been caught yet ... These folks are real pros. I also appreciate the rules - "code of ethics" - that the team employs, as they consider each possible opportunity to hit a "mark."

    All in all, I think that "Hu$tle" is a smart, sometimes humorous, and always entertaining series that has become one of my favorites. This is one of the few instances in life (or on TV/in the movies) where I think it's fun to see these "bad guys" - the con artists - win.

    I highly recommend watching this show. Yeah, it comes on Saturday nights. But, if one is not at home then, or otherwise engaged, then I would strongly suggest that you tape, set your TiVo, or otherwise record it to watch later, if you have that ability at your disposal. It is worth it.

    Cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel View Post
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    I wish AMC would promote it more; I think many people who might love it just don't know about it.
    Regarding the promotion of "Hu$tle", I, too, wish that AMC would do more, in that regard, on the air, or elsewhere on cable. And, to be fair, I want to also mention that, at least, here in Chicago, there have been a lot of print ads, placed around town (especially in the downtown area where I work), for the show - at bus stops, on the sides of buses, on billboards, etc. However, those ads merely say "...Meet the pros of con...", along with a group photo of the team. Without more backup, e.g., on-the-air promos about the show that reach a broader spectrum of folks here in the States (or elsewhere), then those print ads are just not enough.

    Cat

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    I wish I knew about this show. I'm going to look for it.
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