[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu Nov 13 10:50:03 CST 2003
On Nov 12, 2003, at 6:05 PM, 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
> 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).
Or coupling.... or the aborted attempt at a US version of Red Dwarf.
Why can't they just bring the show over as-is.
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