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IT’S WEIRD to watch an Aussie star talking in an American accent. It’s even weirder to watch two Aussie stars, who also happen to be dating in real life, talking in American accents and pretending not to know each other.
Things get strange this week on The Glades as McLeod’s Daughters hotties and real-life couple Matt Passmore and Rachael Carpani appear on screen together. Passmore has been winning rave reviews in the US for his leading role in this new crime drama, although I think he sounds like one of the Marx brothers, particularly in the opening credits.
Passmore plays homicide cop Jim, who is originally from Boston but was shot by his former boss in a misunderstanding involving his boss’s wife.
He moved to the Sunshine state (Florida) to ‘‘ kick back, play some golf, work on my tan, maybe write the occasional speeding ticket’’.
Yeah, well, that didn’t work out, did it?
And just as Summer Bay and Ramsay St seem to have more than their share of crimes and natural disasters, Jim is kept busy with a new murder every week.
It’s a pretty good show — it has a nice mix of drama and
Rave reviews: Matt Passmore romance and it’s not afraid to take the mickey.
The story goes that Carpani auditioned for the role of Passmore’s love interest Callie, but they thought she looked too young to have a 12-year-old son, so they gave it to Kiele Sanchez instead.
I think she also looks too young to have a 12-year-old son.
When they heard Carpani was visiting Miami (well, visit- ing Passmore), they tailored a new role for her. They are investigating the death of a psychic this week.
‘‘ Either he has really slow reflexes or I see a fatal flaw in his psychic ability,’’ Jim says.
‘‘ Are you making fun, detective?’’ a medium asks him. ‘‘ A little,’’ he replies. The Glades W, 8.30pm