Do the Hustle
The third series premiered tonight at 9:00pm.
And, you know what, I was pretty disappointed. I'm a massive fan of the show, and its creator Tony Jordan, but I think it took the 'silly' tone just a tad too far tonight. And NO-ONE should attempt to perform a 'Gansta Rap' accent - comedically or seriously - it's just poor.
I'm hoping Hustle's move to a more primetime slot doesn't herald a deterioration of quality. I mean, two famous guest stars in one episode is a bit much, isn't it? It smacks of desperation to keep the show feeling fresh when they're starting to run out of good ideas. Hopefully just a blip this week, though.
I always love the inevitable but amusing reveal of the Grand Plan at the end, though. At the end of the day, the show never fails to put a massive grin on my face, dodgy concepts or no.