Oh dear...worst news I've heard all week...and that's saying something.
Don't take this the wrong way, but there are limitations to what can be shown on American tv due to the evangelical outcries that seem to decide many things in America. There is no way this show can be made any better etc. If its not broke then way try to fix it? I love ab fab! :-)
I don't know why these stations feel the need to remake foreign sitcoms. What you like about the original ones tend to get lost in the US versions. Take The Office, it just felt like it lost its 'heart' since the US version kinda went overboard and looks so scripted.
The Jean Smart/Mary McDonnell version was pretty funny. One line that I will always remember was:Mary: I ran into a woman at Elizabeth Arden today who was wearing clothes that weren't fit for a woman half her age and her skin was pulled tighter than a bongo drum.Jean: Did you say anything?Mary: Of course I did, I said "I loved you in Mahogany, Miss Ross!"Very funny stuff, but not like the original!
This will be an absolute travesty . . . I refuse to watch!
Nothing Fabulous about that idea!
They will simply use much heavier sarcasm for the american version. And make the girls bitchier.
They'll probably rename it something stupid, like, "Wacky Insanity" because their focus groups thought the word "fabulous" was too gay.
WHY fuck with a classic!? Jesus! I'm shakin' my LaCroix in anger, sweetie!!
Sacrilege. Just like this US version of Kath&Kim debuting this evening.
Agreed - it will be both blasphemy and a sacrilege! I'm saying 10 Hail Patsies as penance.
Love, love, LOVE AbFab but am suspicious of an American remake. As the article mentioned, Americans have tried thinly veiled remakes in the past which didn't do well. If they can get Megan Mullaley from 'Will & Grace' and Christine Baranski from 'Sybill' it just might work!Mark :-)
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