Quote: David Carmon @ September 29 2009, 5:30 PM GMT
I agree. It always bugs me when we over here are expected to tolerate all of their shows in our primetime slots, but they rarely show one of our shows at primetime, saying it's because they can't understand regional accents, when we have to get used to drawling accents from all over the USA.
Then they have the cheek to remake some shows very badly.
Though I think Ab Fab might have been interesting.
Yes, Ab Fab is one of my favourites too. Very well written.
And you said it, an American remake is rubbish. Their nasal accent and unflexible sense of humour is part of the culture. They can't understand the jokes, not only the accent. I'm Brazilian, native Portuguese, and I love Brit sitcoms. But they are not on nor ever were on here. Only Sony-Warner-American sitcoms. People consume what they are given. And they think it's the best.
When I show my friends a British sitcom, they shout: "Why they don't play that here?"
Americans are so jealous of British talent that they have persistently cast British accent actors as villains through out the movie-telly history. They turned popular taste against it to protect their own low quality standards. American humour can be depicted by that "Humor Teacher" interviewed by Borat, a technical stuff they think can be written weekly on demand.
One exception: Seinfeld.