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    First few episodes in it seems like a 13 Reasons Why for adults.

    But with a British twist.

    Which brings me to the only issue I have so far. Why on earth cast an American to play a fake Pom badly when the entire cast are legit Englishmen otherwise.

    Michael C Hall is a great actor. They could have simply cast him as an American in England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    First few episodes in it seems like a 13 Reasons Why for adults.

    But with a British twist.

    Which brings me to the only issue I have so far. Why on earth cast an American to play a fake Pom badly when the entire cast are legit Englishmen otherwise.

    Michael C Hall is a great actor. They could have simply cast him as an American in England.
    The accent didn’t bother me too much. Story was excellent. Watched everything in 2 nights

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    Which brings me to the only issue I have so far. Why on earth cast an American to play a fake Pom badly when the entire cast are legit Englishmen otherwise.
    Name/visual recognition raises the profile of the show and/or he offers a presence the show runners felt was necessary for the role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenMasters View Post
    Name/visual recognition raises the profile of the show and/or he offers a presence the show runners felt was necessary for the role.
    Yeah I figured it’s purely to get it marketed to an American audience. But like I said casting him an American would have been a simple trade off and wouldn’t have drawn any notice at all.

    Now it seems very plastic and unnecessary.

    Even so I feel there would be a wealth of legitimate British actors that could accomplish the same if it absolutely has to be a British character.

    Just seems to do way more harm than benefit to the show. He is no Hugh Laurie in this regard.
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    I see he produced it. Suddenly it all makes sense.
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    Season 1 - 7/10

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    Watched the first episode last night. It's as ridiculous as 13 Reasons Why, but not as slickly produced.
    “You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. You know, the windmills, boom, boom, boom, bing, that's the end of that one. If the birds don't kill it first. The birds could kill it first. They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it's like a killing field, the birds. But you know, that's what they were going to, they were going to windmills. And you know, don't worry about when the wind doesn't blow” - Donald Trump

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