Been pretty disappointed with DW so far. I know it's never been completely straight-faced but it's been absurdly comical lately. I guess everything just pales compared to "Blink".
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There have been a few gems. Cold War, Centre of the TARDIS, Gaiman's cyberman ep, but apart from that not much.
The final next week could be amazing or an absolute show ruiner (forever). I don't think we're going to get a straightforward name as such though, or if we do they will do the whispering in the ear thing. Or the Doctor will get out of saying it somehow. We're not getting a "my name is X" though.
Though Moffat and his team are claiming the show will be changed forever and go in a completely new direction next season so we shall see.
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remade lots of other American shows. Besides, we do broadcast the originals as well. They're just not as popular. Downton Abbey is probably the first English show that has garnered mainstream popularity in the States.
In any case, shouldn't you be taking this as a compliment? Imitation being the highest form of flattery and all. And as SS pointed out, the whole world copies American culture in some manner. In fact, anything popular gets exported no matter what the country. No big deal IMO.
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EDIT: oh he answered for himself: Well, I'm not sure gimp was that upset, just asking a question.
Most of those shows are gameshows/RTV, I think it's more a original drama thing.
The fact is countries like Oz and others will just show our shows, as is, on main channels. You can't really say you give them a proper go over there, it's not on Thursday at 8 on NBC.
Downton has actually shown that it is possible. Horrible hackneyed, anachronistic rubbish that it is.
I personally don't care, I quite like watching the yank versions, I even enjoyed Life on Mard, despite it being hideously mis-cast.
The Office is actually interesting, in that the Brit shows show what we do best, making caricatures of grotesques entertaining whilst the Yank show is just basically an amiable sit-com with goofy, but not dark characters. They're both decent shows in their ilk.
I mean when they tried to copy the British one, the ratings were in the toilet, so they had to soften it up. I remember a rather big thing in one scene when Tim & Dawn actually wanted to lose their jobs, but Pam (who is played wonderfully BTW) & Jim wanted to keep them.
A difference which was the gulf between the shows.
It's the classic line from a Yank TV exec, "oh we love Fawlty Towers, but could we lose the Basil Character"
Coupling was interesting, was basically marketed as the british Friends, then they remade it in the US, and it bombed. Only had one funny person on it anyway. So can't say I was bothered.
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Thought they were doing well to get beyond all the nudity sex scenes. It's kind of obvious now that they are just desperately scrapping around for filler until they can wrap the season up.
Decent finale to how I met yer ma. Last series should be good.
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