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Is anyone watching "Zen?"

We watched the first episode last night, and I think I defintely have a new fandom, assuming there's anyone else watching. I always liked Rufus Sewell, but generally felt sorry for him having to be the baddie who gets his come-uppance out gets killed in the end of an over-wrought costume drama. (A Knight's Tale springs hideously to mind.)

In this he gets to be all kind of awesome, sexy, and smoking. He's supposed to be Italian (which makes things a lot more fun than what Kenneth Branaugh got in Wallander) although he and about 80% of the cast are using English accents. I really wish they'd get a bit more consistent on that front, because the 20% that are actually doing Italian make it a bit strange.

I happen to also adore Alan Cumming as the Masterpiece Mystery host. His intro for the first Zen episode was practically over-the-top camp. Maybe he has a bit of crush on Rufus Sewell as Zen. (Or maybe just on Rufus Sewell...have they been in any movies together?)

Anyway, if anyone is on this particular band-wagon, please let me know.

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