What are we doing in America? I mean, haven’t we messed up the world-stage enough in the last decade or so? Look, we had a good run. We did some good stuff. Stopping the Nazis was pretty big, giving Einstein a safe haven was a crown jewel, ending slavery was a good one…but now look at what we’re doing: With the exception of The Office, none of these British shows that get ported over to the US market are ever any good!
Look at these:
.: Who’s Line Is It Anyway? – Funny, but not as funny.
.: Coupling – Disaster
.: Iron Chef – This show is “ok”, but it’s the god-damned Bobby Flay Hour almost every episode. Don’t get me wrong, I love Flay, but show me some ol’ skool Morimoto for chrissakes. Oh, and the dubbing in the original is hilarious.
.: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – The stress from the whole thing came from the fact that they were already way in debt and were about to go under. In the US version of this great show, suddenly Ramsay’s “design team” swoops in, throws money all over the place, and gives the restaurant a complete makeover. The only “stress” comes from all these American douchebags yelling at each other. Bleh.
.: Top Gear – There has been a long-rumored US-version of this brilliant show apparently in the works for some time now. I beseech, to all that is good and holy, please don’t fuck this one up, too, America.
I believe that children are our future.