Dude is English of Irish origins so, while his accent sounds fine to me (and is brilliant when he's 'pretending' to be English in season 2), I can imagine it might sound wack to a North American.
I wasn't too into the first episode either, I was watching it on the insistence of my flatmate and passed the time by asking which characters were loose cannons and questioning whether or not they do things by the book in various departments.
Give it 3 episodes, I suppose. Also, they use the original version of the theme song in season 2 so it's worth waiting for.
Anyone else hear M.I.A.'s cover/sample? Is there anything that girl can't do, barring getting the fuck over here and sucking my cock?
Je est un autre