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(Starburst Magazine)   Torchwood and Doctor Who writer explains amongst other things why Miracle Day was such a failure   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Miracle Day, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Chris Chibnall, Children of Earth, life on Mars, Julie Gardner  
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2013-02-21 06:36:31 AM  
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turboke: I haven't seen Miracle Day yet, so tell me, is it worse than the Doctor Who episode with the concrete tile cocksucker?

That's no way to talk about Rose.
2013-02-21 02:12:42 AM  
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FirstNationalBastard: cptrios: Only three shows have ever successfully made the transition from US versions: 1. Whose Line, 2. the first few seasons of The Office, 3. Veep (which doesn't really count as it's not a direct copy of The Thick of It and is run by the same guy anyway), and 4. House of Cards. Oh, and Antiques Roadshow.

Oh and holy crap...All in the Family? You learn something new every day.

All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Three's Company were all based on successful British shows.

Heh...puts "I'm coming, Elizabeth!" in a slightly different light.
2013-02-20 04:20:52 PM  
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/afraid to see Downton remade as American series *shudder*

It couldn't be. The essence of Downton is the aristocracy and a type of class division that simply doesn't exist in the States. The closest you could come would be the pre civil war south and if you tried to do a drama about slaves and the friendly white folk upstairs you'd be destroyed (and rightfully so).
2013-02-20 04:03:21 PM  
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SpdrJay: As a bi guy who enjoys sci-fi, allow me to say that I thought Torchwood sucked dick.

Is that good or bad?
2013-02-20 03:31:57 PM  
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Felgraf: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I think the example you were looking for was Coupling and/or Red Dwarf.

I forgot there even was an American version of Red Dwarf, actually.

/The American version of Who's Line was pretty good, though!

Except that Drew Carry kept trying to shoehorn his way into the sketches and ruining them.  Plus the episodes were always the same with no real variation with the sketches.  The British version had an MC who knew to keep his nose out of it and take the occasional pot-shot at the comics which could end up being just as funny.  The two shows just didn't compare.
2013-02-20 01:51:42 PM  
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gadian: I don't know what this insane person is going on about.  There was never any Torchwood after Children of the Earth.

To be fair, Jack Harkness being brutally murdered by a crowd over and over again for his blood did make for quality masturbation material.

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Oh god, I really am disturbed, aren't I?
2013-02-20 11:53:15 AM  
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I don't know what this insane person is going on about.  There was never any Torchwood after Children of the Earth.
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