HOLLY BYRNES OUT OF THE BOX
BOOK me a flight to Florida. But not for the sunshine, the cut-price condominiums or the cocktails with those little paper flamingos.
Even though that all sounds nice.
After watching The Glades, starring Australia’s own Matt Passmore, I’m ready to pack my bags and move. And no, this is not one of those creepy fan moments.
You see it’s all in the detail of this episode, A Perfect Storm, where the fictional Glades is bunkering down for a category 4 hurricane.
I’m no cyclone chaser, but if the writers of this series are to be believed, even at 100 per cent humidity, the women in this town have pin-straight perfect hair.
No frizz, out-of-control manes, just fabulous glossy locks.
And that’s what you want in a holiday destination, right?
(The fact that so many murders happen here may be a slight deterrent for some, but this ain’t Disneyland, folks).
Yes, there are parts of this
pure program escapism.
Like the language, which is so far removed from how real people talk it’s best to just go with it or you’ll spend the hour screaming ‘‘ crikey’’ at Passmore’s fluctuating accent.
And the less said about the cheesy one-liners his co-stars are forced to utter the better.
It starts when this episode’s first victim, Valerie Raines, is found.
‘‘ You’re telling me you found a body called Raines during a hurricane?’’ the love interest nurse asks.
It’s going to be one of those nights. The Glades, Channel 10 8.30pm
Accent: Matt Passmore