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Exported TV Shows

Post by stuboy » 12 Jan 2011, 09:10

Only got 3 :shock: but then again I don't actually watch UK TV anymore (not that you need to with these questions.....)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12165981

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Post by Richt » 12 Jan 2011, 09:20

Just 2 for me.

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Post by Ave a banana » 12 Jan 2011, 09:25

3 for me as well.

Only knew 2 and stuck a pin in the other 5.

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Post by murf » 12 Jan 2011, 09:26

I got 4, 2 were guesses, 1 was half a guess, knew one.

It is all about US TV really and fairly obscure (to us) stuff at that!

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Post by Richt » 12 Jan 2011, 09:30

murf wrote:I got 4, 2 were guesses, 1 was half a guess, knew one.

It is all about US TV really and fairly obscure (to us) stuff at that!
Does this mean that TRSS could actually win something!? :shock: :lol: :wink:

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Post by Surprised » 12 Jan 2011, 11:11

Only 2 for me

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Post by unc.si. » 12 Jan 2011, 11:49

knew 1, guessed the rest, got 3

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Post by johnF » 12 Jan 2011, 11:51

murf wrote:I got 4, 2 were guesses, 1 was half a guess, knew one.

It is all about US TV really and fairly obscure (to us) stuff at that!
I got 4 also. I knew the Office, half guessed the quiz show and competely guessed Cosby and Are you being served.

Does anyone else get irritated by the fact that American TV companies feel the need to 'remake' successful British programs with American actors and locations? :x

We generally don't do that with their programs. There might be the odd example but most successful US shows are just shown as they are (reality and quiz shows don't count for obvious reasons). I enjoy many US programs including a lot of comedies which are probably the program type most vulnerable to not translating to a different culture. So why can't they just enjoy ours in their original form?

Are mainstream American audiences that narrow-minded that they can't relate to a drama/comedy involving people living in a different country talking with slightly different accents? :?

I'm particularly interested in what US FISOers think?

(BTW did anyone watch 'Episodes' the other night? It's a British comedy about a British series being remade for US TV?)

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Post by murf » 12 Jan 2011, 11:57

johnF wrote:(BTW did anyone watch 'Episodes' the other night? It's a British comedy about a British series being remade for US TV?)
Was about to mention that after reading the rest of your post!

Sky+'d it but yet to watch it.

It is British but is (co?)written by somebody behind Friends and stars Matt Le Blanc (+ Brits). The idea is the British team go to the states and have MLB foisted on them for their series.

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Post by Knulpuk » 12 Jan 2011, 11:59

I managed 0 - which I am not overly concerned about 8-)

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Post by johnF » 12 Jan 2011, 12:13

murf wrote:
johnF wrote:(BTW did anyone watch 'Episodes' the other night? It's a British comedy about a British series being remade for US TV?)
Was about to mention that after reading the rest of your post!

Sky+'d it but yet to watch it.

It is British but is (co?)written by somebody behind Friends and stars Matt Le Blanc (+ Brits). The idea is the British team go to the states and have MLB foisted on them for their series.
The 2 main Brits are the curly haired bloke and short haired woman from the Green Wing. They play a British couple who've written an award winning sitcom set in a top public school, starring an elderly, overweight, posh British actor as the headmaster.

The US producers want to remake it with MLB as the headmaster... :roll: :lol:

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Post by fancy dan » 12 Jan 2011, 13:20

Got 4, mainly from inspired guesses.
johnF wrote: Are mainstream American audiences that narrow-minded that they can't relate to a drama/comedy involving people living in a different country talking with slightly different accents? :?
Yes, clearly :lol:

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Post by Knulpuk » 12 Jan 2011, 13:26

Matt Le Blanc taking the part from
johnF wrote:an elderly, overweight, posh British actor as the headmaster.
Richard Griffiths no less!

Well it is a comedy I suppose,

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