Tuesday, October 07, 2008
At some point you just have to admit defeat. There are just some shows that don't copy well from one country to the other. Case in point, The Young Ones. Can you imagine ever seeing that show on US television? It would suck balls. It is classicly British and works best like that. Just enjoy it for what it is and don't try and f**k with it. The Office on the other hand is something that everyone knows in every country of the world. Hell, there probably is an Indian version of The Office airing right now for all I know. It will work anywhere.
For at least the 5th time, maybe the sixth depending on how you count. I know, I know, 1, 2, 3. Whatever. Fox is going to take a shot at redoing Absolutely Fabulous. Notice I said the word redoing. It is not going to be a direct copy. It also won't work. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley were just a pair that cannot be found again. Networks have tried it here again and again and it just won't work because no one will go edgy enough or take enough chances. Maybe, maybe FOX can do it because they do like taking some chances, but this is a show that needs to be on one of the cable networks or even like HBO or Showtime. Someplace where people can just let loose.
Everyone will take a look and what it will be will be two women who are blah and bland and with no spark and no life. What FOX should do is try and talk the two women out of retirement, set them up for about a year and see how many episodes they can crank out.