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Added by tartan_skirt on 13 Jan 2011 01:19
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American Remakes of British Comedies

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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 4.4
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Run: Two pilots, unaired.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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Run: 2 seasons.
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Run: Cancelled after 4 episodes.
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People who added this item 2504 Average listal rating (1637 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.8
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Run: 7 seasons (ongoing).
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
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Run: Cancelled after 6 episodes.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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Though it hasn't actually been screened yet, despite being made three years ago, the pilot was basically a word-for-word copy of the original series. Richard Ayoade even still holds the role of Moss. Why is this necessary? Somebody tell me.

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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 1.6
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4
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This is absolutely dire. The first episode closely copies the UK show, but it doesn't translate well. The kids also can't fucking act for shit.

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People who added this item 614 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
A new series dealing with the woes a couple go through when their television show is picked up for an American remake. For a start, the studio wants to replace the eloquent headmaster (left), with a formerly popular American star (right).

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For some reason America loves our comedies, but then decide they can do it better. The results are usually sub-par copies that the studio tries to make into something sexy and glamorous, in which the humour doesn't transfer properly and we are left to wonder WHY?!

It's probably a good thing that most of them are cancelled at the pilot or couple of episode stages.

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