or did I not notice bad acting because of the British accent?
I don't know how the US version was cast, but as most of you know, the UK version is created with brand-new actors. Somehow, they hit it right on the mark with just about everyone they cast, especially in the first two seasons. I just watched Episode two and I am really, really trying to go in with an open mind, but I can't get past the stiff acting of most of the cast, especially Tony. It is hard to accept him as the charismatic Type-A character the script calls for, especially when he sounds like he is reading every line straight from the script. The actress playing Tea was alright for the most part, but damn that girl needs to learn how to laugh realistically. It made me want to puke.