NEW ANGRY NERD RANT: WHEN UK TV SHOWS ARE REMADE IN THE US. The new FOX series Gracpoint (based on the ITV series Broadchurch) got me thinking about what tends to work and what doesn't went shows are brought across the Atlantic.
Many of the timeless masterpieces of American TV were based on a UK series: The Office, House of Cards, All in the Family, Shameless, Sanford & Son, Three's Company... Yet there have been THREE failed attempts to Americanize Fawlty Towers, and the US version of the IT Crowd with Joel McHale is dreadful. (Go find the un-aired pilot on the torrents, ugh.)
I give my take on the differences btwn UK & US TV and whether Gracepoint will be a hit in the video. Now I want to know--what UK TV show would you most like to see remade for American TV? (Don't say Doctor Who--they tried that in 1996 with 7th Dr., Sylvester McCoy) http://youtu.be/HeqfENnVPIc