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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

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