You know how it goes. You find a series you dig, you want to find out more what else your favorite actors in the show have done. For instance, before his eyebrows took over Heroes, Zachary Quinto was doing stage work here in San Diego. Same goes for Doctor Who: before she played Rose Tyler, Billie Piper was doing stuff like this. (Of course, after she played Rose, Billie was doing NSWF stuff like this, but that's a whole other discussion.)
And then we come to David Tennant and Blackpool.
I haven't tracked down the whole series, but the premise seems to be Moulin Rouge meets Mickey Spillane, centered around casino owner Ripley Holden, played by David Morrissey, who many of us here in the States recall from The Next Doctor. This is the opening of the series' second episode:
Tennant, here sporting his native brogue, plays Detective Inspector Carlisle, who arrives to investigate a murder in Ripley's casino. He also makes time to bust Ripley's son:
Along the way, Carlisle also starts making time with Ripley's wife Natalie, leading up to this scene, which I've been assured is SQUEE-worthy:
Like I said, I haven't seen the whole series -- just bits here and there on YouTube. And apparently it was only released on DVD in the UK and Australia. But, it's definitely a series I'm keeping my eye out for.
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