Wednesday, August 13, 2008



I have enjoyed most episodes of this British import, not only because it is so great to see Robert Vaughn as a series regular again, but for the sheer ingenuity on display. Any series that can run a con involving the sale of the Hollywood sign and make it believable and highly entertaining is tops in my book – and even better, they also give a great role to Robert Wagner (of It Takes A Thief fame).

Well worth viewing.

Back cover copy:

"If you're rich, greedy, a taker... then beware!

This team is driven to extract the cash from the amoral and the undeserving. They don't just con anyone and they aren't interested in your life savings. They have one golden rule: you can never con an honest man. They are con artists with a conscience. The marks are people we love to hate and can't wait to see being taken down a peg or two.

The art of the con is not dead. You merely can't see it. If you do see it, then it is inevitably always too late. It is an invisible crime built on the premise of finding some one who wants something for nothing and then giving them nothing for something. Choose the mark, reel them in, play on their desires and set them up. It doesn't matter whether they're black or white, male or female but they must be strictly major league. There are no quick fixes. Patience is truly a virtue in this game. All you have to do is make them believe..."

Eight-disc set, $99.98. (BBC/Warner)

1 comment:

The King Of Cool said...

I've enjoyed the episodes that I've seen of this series. I've never seen all of them though. This will be great then. I wanna catch up on all I've missed.