Matt Passmore, The Glades
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Question: I am a long-time follower of your columns and reviews, and I just want to thank you for all the great series you have steered me toward over the years. The latest is Breaking Bad, which I never would have gone near if not for your raves. What an amazing show. Now I'm wondering if you have been watching The Glades and what you think of its development. Being from South Florida, I am always curious about shows located there. Most shows don't get the feel of the place (we won't even speak of that CSI show), but this one seems to be doing it right so far. And talk about someone coming out of left field: Where did this amazing guy Matt Passmore come from? Because I know he is Australian, I'll forgive his lack of a Chicago accent, but he has developed such an interesting and believable character (thank you also, writers) and is such a charismatic lead. After Lost, I never thought I could appreciate Kiele Sanchez in anything, but I am enjoying her performance as well. Thanks again for all the enjoyable hours of TV and please keep writing your columns! — Susan
Matt Roush: Well, thanks for that encouraging feedback. With The Glades, I'll fess up that I haven't seen every episode...
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Jim Longworth, the Chicago detective whose relocation to Florida is at the center of the new A&E series The Glades, isn't the most sympathetic character. In fact, he's a bit of an abrasive know-it-all. But that's just fine with the actor who plays him, Matt Passmore, who's had plenty of experience playing characters who aren't always likeable. In anticipation of The Glades' premiere Sunday at 10/9c, Passmore talked with TVGuide.com about what makes the show unique, and how being an Australian playing a transplanted Chicagoan helps him relate to his character.
TVGuide.com: What attracted you to The Glades?
Matt Passmore: When I read it, I thought the guy kind of leapt off the page. I thought [creator] Clifton Campbell had created a great character. There's a lot of scripts where you read great characters and that sort of thing, but there was something about this guy that I thought I kind of got him. ... And it seemed like a cop show...
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