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- Posted on Aug 24th 2009 3:30PM by Steve Baltin
A hardcore film buff who can reference and talk about 'Mean Streets,' Alfred Hitchcock and Sergio Leone, Machin was a bit of a TV snob for most of his life. "I wasn't for many, many years somebody who watched much TV at all, but I would say that has changed a s---load in the last couple of years," he says. "I think 'The Sopranos' changed the face of television and now quality television the last two years has been incredibly good to the point where now I have must-not-miss shows, like 'Mad Men,' 'Breaking Bad,' and 'The Wire.'"
He has, he confesses, become a bit of a slave to the telly. "It's frightening that I find myself kind of having to clock in and watch all of that stuff," he says. "I actually find myself watching a lot, [but] I watch most of it on DVD rather than on TV. I end up sitting there for a rather bit of time and I watch six episodes of 'Deadwood' back to back in trunks."
But if it's not yet on DVD, Machin will go to great lengths to see his favorite show. Just how far will he go? For the best example, he extended one trip to Los Angeles just to catch the final season of 'The Wire.' 'I slept on my friend's sofa cause it wasn't coming on in England until six months later," he says. "It was a great trip."