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Old November 21 2012, 05:27 AM   #30
bigdaddy
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Re: Remaking British shows for North American TV.

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Kegg wrote: View Post
American remakes often use the original idea as a starting point. Like how the distinctively Israeli story of Prisoners of War, inspired by true events, became a thriller bears little resemblance to the original show.
Homeland hardly needs to be a remake of anything, since it's so obviously just 24, but with more cable values vs broadcast (ie, more focus on characters, less frantic need to keep audiences from changing the channel by throwing every crazy plot twist at us all the time.)
Have you seen Homeland? There are some crazy times going on, and it's much MUCH better than 24 ever was.
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