View Single Post
Old 05-09-2021, 11:04 AM   #5
De Facto Queen of Everything
Senior Member
shotzette's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 30, 2004
Location: DC Metropolitan area
Posts: 1,532

Brits and Yanks have very different ideas of comedy. A lot of vernacular does not translate well.

For instance, the British version of The Office is considered superior to the American one. I however couldn't even get through the first episode of the British version because the David Brent character was so unlikeable and the cheap production values made me cringe. I also was not a huge fan of the first season of the American version because they initially presented Michael Scott as a David Brent clone. From season two on, however, the character developed more into a needy and socially clueless character which was more sympathetic to viewers.

I LOVED the British version of Being Human, but couldn't make it past the first episode of the American version.

Britain's IT Crowd was amazing, but the American pilot didn't get picked up even though it starred Richard Ayoade.

"Awesome" ends in "Me".


I think not.
shotzette is offline   Reply With Quote