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. :-(