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Ongoing Coupling (USA) thread (show cancelled)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by BrianB, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. BrianB

    BrianB Well-Known Member

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    Have to say, I was impressed by this week's episde, the first "new" episode with a script especially written for the US broadcast. The cast seemed more comfortable with the dialogue - maybe part of the problem is them not liking dialogue written for the UK cast, duplicating their already done parts? It just seemed to work better this week than the past few. It was still a little forced at times, and definitely not upto par, but I feel it's got more hope of taking its own direction after this week's episode.
     
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    From Variety:



    Here's hoping we can see Rena Sofer in something new...real soon!
     
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    Humongous massive huge mistake. The last episode, the only original one shown, showed a lot of promise and was so much better than every other episode where they tried to copy the British version. Executive idiots.
     
  5. NickSo

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    I saw last night the NBC website listed it as "Returns in December!"

    Lets hope its not outright cancelled, like Thomas mentioned before... Just when they had a hang of it, they pull the plug... Do the executives even WATCH the shows? Or just the ratings? Seems like the latter...
     
  6. Gregg Shiu

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    It was just starting to get good! I agree with you, Nick, it seems like they don't really watch it, but rather their little ratings.
     
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  8. Michael St. Clair

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    I'm assuming some incompetent FOX tv execs have moved to NBC.
     
  9. ThomasC

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    No, FOX execs let their shows die a slow death through rescheduling.
     
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    I'm not surprised. The few minutes I managed to sit through of this show were horribly acted, and seemed like a bad "Friends" rip-off.
     
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    This past week's Entertainment Weekly ( the one with Keanu Reeves) said that it was suspended until December, but I guess that's old news due to print lead times.
     
  12. NickSo

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    MickeS: Which episodes did you watch? The first few (two?) were merely remakes of episodes from the UK version. however, the last one which was written with original material was quite well-accepted.

    Just when it was starting to show some promising signs, they decide to pull it...
     
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    Yeah, at some point it became radioactive.

    I didn't think it was great, but really -- compared to anything on ABC sitcom wise (or even Good Morning Miami), this was Emmy-level material.

    Why didn't they just move it to another night first?
     
  14. Mikel_Cooperman

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    I read today that it was officially cancelled.
    And to think American Networks have not learned they are going to turn the very funny British show, The Office into an Americanized version.
    Sheesh.
     

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