[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)
kurt at k-huhn.com
Wed Nov 12 19:21:09 CST 2003
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:05:08 -0500
Phil Stracchino wrote:
> American TV makes little attempt to understand why a particular
> foreign TV show is funny or successful. They just think they can make
> a cookie-cutter copy of it and people will watch it. Compare the
> Japanese cooking game-show Iron Chef to the abortion Hollywood made
> when they tried to copy it, or any of the several awful attempts to
> copy Junkyard Wars (titled Scrapyard Challenge in the UK).
Please, stop! I tried to watch that abortion staring William Shatner,
but couldn't - even when I *knew* he was camping it up for effect. I
couldn't though. It was like watching WWF RAW or something - the
chanting crowds, the flashpots, it was all too much.
Don't even get me started on Junkyard wars. This season running now is
an absolute nosedive for TLC. I can't watch it. Both new hosts
*suck*, and the format is bears only a passing resemblance to anything
tat was successful in the past.
Kurt "I'm utterly clueless...."
kurt at k-huhn.com Verisign VP Chuck Gomes
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