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hopie4ever

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« on: 01-20-2004 11:23 »

Watching this on BBC2 last night reminded me they'd made a US version - its a great show over here and was wondering if anybody had seen the US version and if it was any good
newhook_1

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« Reply #1 on: 01-20-2004 11:57 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2004 11:57 »

It's crap, and it's been cancelled already. Word is they'll run the last few episodes over the Summer like Fox did with Futurama. Someone correct me if I'm thinking of a different show.
Tweek

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« Reply #2 on: 01-20-2004 12:26 »

I saw the first series on the BBC and found it entertaining enough  smile
nagrub

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« Reply #3 on: 01-20-2004 12:34 »

i heard that the script was virtually identical, but some things were changed. like the word 'wanker' being replaced by 'masturbatibg man' to that US folks would get it. That was a while ago, i never heard about the series.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #4 on: 01-20-2004 12:39 »

 
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Originally posted by nagrub:
 like the word 'wanker' being replaced by 'masturbatibg man' to that US folks would get it.

That is weak. Real weak.

Mr.Nintendo

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« Reply #5 on: 01-20-2004 15:11 »

GRRRR, coupling is the worst show ever. I...hate...it...so...much.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 01-20-2004 15:38 »

Coupling is pretty bland really. Is anyone really surprised that it was cancelled in the US?
David A

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« Reply #7 on: 01-20-2004 15:54 »

I was surprised that it lasted as long as it did.
evan

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« Reply #8 on: 01-20-2004 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by hopie4ever:
Watching this on BBC2 last night reminded me they'd made a US version - its a great show over here and was wondering if anybody had seen the US version and if it was any good

I believe it was cancelled after horrible reviews and only one or two aired episodes. Isn't it just another Friends rip-off, anyway?
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #9 on: 01-20-2004 16:48 »

That's exactly what I thought! How could they possibly expect a US adaption of a UK rip-off of a US sitcom to work?  roll eyes
David A

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« Reply #10 on: 01-20-2004 16:51 »

 
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That's exactly what I thought! How could they possibly expect a US adaption of a UK rip-off of a US sitcom to work?   roll eyes

Well, Friends is ending.  They were shopping around for a replacement.  I guess it seemed like a natural choice.

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Impossible

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« Reply #11 on: 01-21-2004 04:54 »

I remember watching a TV show about how most British sitcoms are re-made for American TV audiences. I think with Coupling they said the problem was that the British prefer jokes which take a few minutes to get (ie. they go on for a while), while Americans prefer quick-fire stuff, one-liners.

Not sure if that it right though, I doubt it applies to all.
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