'NY-LON,' British series starring Stephen Moyer and Rashida Jones, now on Hulu

Consider this a PopWatch PSA for True Blood fans going through withdrawal and anyone who’s wanted to see Rashida Jones in a starring role: NY-LON, the 2004 Channel 4 series starring Stephen Moyer and Jones as opposites who attract on her holiday in London and attempt a long distance relationship when she returns to New York, is now on Hulu. I powered through all seven episodes over the weekend. NY-LON has been shown on BBC America, but still isn’t available on DVD in the States, so enjoy it while you can, folks.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that Moyer plays a stockbroker, so he wears a suit a lot of the time, and that True Blood isn’t the first series in which he’s shown his bum. The characters lead complicated lives, so it’s a rollercoaster, not a cruise on the “It’s a Small World” ride. Also, if I were to ever share my apartment with someone, the person would need to be British. I always find flatmates more tolerable than American roommates on TV and in movies. Why?

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  • Jennifer

    Thank god! Now maybe I can actually see the last few minutes of the final episode and find out how it ends – my tape (yeah, I know, I’m a dinosaur)ran out prematurely when BBC America show it.

  • adrianwarhol

    I remember watching this when it was on tv in the UK and i really enjoyed it. I do remember a funny quote in the guardian describing it as a coffee advert meets 24. Anyway i never got to see the last episode so i’m gonna have to catch up sooner or later

  • Yellowhat

    I watched all 8 episodes. I really like Rashida and Stephen and this series has some really great moments. It seems to have been canceled before it’s time and I don’t want to give anything away to those who want to see it. All I’ll say is, I wish the story could have been developed further.

  • Celia

    Awesome. I will definitely check this out.

  • Zoe

    I saw it on BBC America too. Great show. Great music. (NY-LON used Sia’s “Breathe Me” quite effectively before Six Feet Under came along!) Wish it had developed further. Without giving anything away, the conclusion of the show as it stands is likely the most realistic one possible, and I give the show serious credit for that. Also: keep your ears open for the phone call Moyer’s character receives at work from a “Stephen Moyer” (or something similar; it’s been awhile!)–it’s a cute in-joke!

    • Melissa

      I saw the whole series this weekend, the music is awsome, and yes, it was quite realistic how it ended. BTW, the name of the guy in the funny phone call is Steve Emery, wich is Moyer’s real name… very good show, nothing surreal or fairy tale-ish about it. I really liked it!

  • paige

    I HEART RASHIDA JONES

    • Ceballos

      Tell me about it – I was one of about four people in the country who was ok with Jim being with Karen during season 3 of “The Office.” Don’t get me wrong, I love Pam, but up to that point she’d been too passive and wishy-washy. Karen was the rare character on that show who acted like an adult, but she was still down for a good prank and seemed like she was fun to hang out with.

      Then again, the main reason I loved me some Karen was probably that she looked like Rashida Jones.

      • Wellie

        I was “Team Karen” too.

      • mopper

        I was a proud member of team Karen as well. She is still one of my favorite characters on that show despite no being on it in years. Rashida Jones is just phenomenal

  • wahwahweewee

    Wow weird. I watched this years ago when it first came out and never put it together that it was these two in it.

  • Lou

    Stephen Moyer kicks all kinds of ass as Michael Antonioni. LOVE him! The show meanders at times, but if you’re in gorgeous Stephen Moyer withdrawals (and love the adorable Rashida Jones), this one’s for you!

  • Wellie

    These two are adorable together! Very cute show.

  • Alastair

    I wish i could have a relationship with Rashida. Im British. She is beautiful and intelligent.

  • cheepsnail

    I’m enjoying listening to Stephen in his accent but Eddie’s indecision is driving me crazy, if a dude like that is going gaga over you I would be humping him day and night!

  • Cynthia

    Just watched all 7 episodes on hulu and really liked it. Moyer & Jones are good actors and physically just gorgeous to watch. Lots of good NYC & London scenery, and a really good soundtrack. Thought it did a good job of portraying the ups and especially the downs of a long-distance relationship, especially one between 2 people of different culture and class. It’s not the greatest series ever (the dialogue could’ve used some work, the plot is often heavy-handed or doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, and the secondary characters, especially on her side, are exceedingly irritating), but overall it’s good, and I wished there were more episodes (although I did find myself satisfied, if not thrilled, w/ the way it ended).

  • jess

    anyone else notice that they made a US pilot for this one? with Elisha Cuthbert in the NYC role.
    they kept Raph, though.

  • Diva Mary

    I guess the comment I agree with the most is Cynthia’s. I found this series interesting, but not great. The very best part was SM. He was HOT, and believable. I did not like Rashida’s character as
    much. It may have been direction. She seemed angry most of the time, and not really nice to SM’s character. Her friends were boorish and self-absorbed. I liked the Brits much more. I think SM carried that show, and was the most interesting and likable, as well as his roommate, who didn’t have much of a storyline. All in all, an OK show. Not as good as Empathy, which I loved !

  • Valerie

    Just found this show on Hulu. Hate that it only had seven episodes and was only one season. That was me you heard yellowing no at the end of episode 7. I’ve been trying to find out the name of the song in the episode Something About Friends. There was a line in the song about being a storm. Anyone know the name of that song?

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