Posted September 26 2003 - 08:06 AM
| Thankfully not everyone thinks like you and we got 'All in the Family' and 'Sanford and Son'. |
Well the big question is what did they do to translate those shows for an American audience? There are only a few things in Coupling that people might not understand, but you can usually pick it up based on the context. It's also one thing to bring over the concept of the show, but to do it almost line for line is stupid.
Times have changed also, between my local PBS station and BBC America I've seen all the Couplings multiple times. Of course I think the major reason they don't just pick up the British show is that there aren't enough episodes and American networks have to run the shows into the ground until they just aren't funny anymore. I think there's been 22 episodes of Coupling so far spread over 3 season (or series as the British call them), and apparently they're working on a fourth.