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FOX Promo for "House" Episode 8.5, 'The Confession'
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charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: November 1st, 2011 08:03 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Makes him more marketable. Hugh Laurie is a "household face" and it's because his American accent is so clean [Blackadder feels like a dream], so this is good news for us because it means he gets more work and not just as the "British Bad Guy" [sexy as that may be].

And I agree with the comments about some Americans' aversion to accents. I've tried to introduce some people to LOUK and heard grumbles about the accents [to which I say, "if you can't understand this, it's because you don't want to, those accents are easy"].

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onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: November 1st, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
But Chase has an accent, right? So sometimes it can work. I have hope for that show he's going to be recurring on (Perception?) because British works on a professor, doesn't it?

The main cast accents are pretty easy in L&OUK but I will say sometimes the witnesses/suspects are tougher to understand. Really sometimes the New Yorker suspects/witnesses on the original L&O are tough to understand too. I think both shows feel it adds to the "grittiness" of the big city. I'm trying to get my friends/family into L&OUK, offering the first season DVDs but no one will take me up on it. :-(
asta77 From: asta77 Date: November 1st, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I got my uncle hooked on the first season. He's been bugging my mom and I for months about when Season 2 will be on DVD (he doesn't get BBCA).

Chase does have an Australian accent, but it's fairly subtle compared to many I've heard. The character was written as being foreign born/raised. I think the writers of House believe the audience assumes House is only treating local patients (which actually seems odd if he's as famous in the medical profession as they claim he is), hence the patients end up being American.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: November 1st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Once in a while there is an actor on LOUK I struggle to understand. It has to do with regional dialects and I'm sure a Brit watching a U.S. production with a character from the deep south may be hitting the rewind button as well. ;) But most British accents are 'middle of the road' and easy to understand with an open mind and a tine bit of concentration.
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: November 2nd, 2011 03:12 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I won't lie, there are some accents from Southern U.S. that leave me saying, "Wha?" Then again, I'm a native New Yorker, so I'm sure I've done that to my fair share of people.

In the last year I've gotten comfy with the Glasgow accent but I can't understand the Yorkshire accent beyond a few words no matter how much BBC and ITV I watch! But I won't give up :-)
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