Tuesday 7 December 2010

For Aussie Readers

Must Watch TV - The Glades, Sundays at 8.30pm - Channel W
Have you see it yet? If not, it is so worth the watch.

The Glades stars Australian actor Matt Passmore (Underbelly, McLeods Daughter) who plays Jim Longworth a cocky homicide detective from Chicago who relocates to Florida after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his former captain’s wife (none of this backstory is dramatised in the Pilot).

Using the payout he received from the Chicago PD, Longworth searches for the simple life and moves to the sleepy resort town of Palm Glade, Florida, joining the local bureau of the state police figuring it'll be easy work.

But when a headless torso is found floating in a gator-infested swamp Longworth gets his first assignment. He likes to work alone, dressed in little more than a t-shirt and jeans. While he consults regularly with a Latino forensic pathologist (Carlos Gomez), he is a lone wolf, preferring to piece together clues with a mix of experience, hunch and bravado.

He is really good in this role and very likeable. He even has the Chicago accent down pat. His Aussie girlfriend even appears from time to time in the show.

Already approved for a second season, there’s every reason to think he may make something of this series.

So watch it because as you are all aware we could do with some great summer TV.