Jan 02, 2013TV Network - BBC America
While "Mad Men" gives us the 1960s, "The Hour" gives us the 1950s. Where "Mad Men" gives us New York, "The Hour" gives us London. Are they both period dramas which, through their stories, look at the a long gone time in a famous city, they aren't the same. One of these shows is about advertising, the other is about television. And, this one features people with funny accents and the dude who played Q in "Skyfall."
Seriously though, check the series out, you may find its take (and its look) fascinating.
Nov 28, 2012TV Network - BBC America
We can't say that we honestly know what Dominic West's real voice is, but we do know that whatever voice it is that he used as Jimmy McNulty wasn't it. Could it be that the one he offers up on "The Hour" is his real voice? Could it be that he, in real life, is closer to being Hector Madden than he is to being Jimmy McNulty? We certainly hope not, we hope that in real life he gets drunk, sideswipes a car, and then tries to recreate the sideswipe just for fun. That and the scene where they take down the brothel. Maybe the newscast on this show could do the same thing.