Seeing news that the US are planning to remake Only Fools And Horses for America. Has got me wondering
What does the UK do better than the US and vice versa?
What remakes are as good as the original? And are there any horrible remakes?
Can some programmes just not be remade for the other markets?
I've had a look at some and things like 'Are you being served?', 'Fawlty Towers' and 'Dad's Army' have been attempted, and the same with 'Only fools and Horses' i can't see the humor (and situations causing the humor) being transferred well into American. 'Dad's Army' concept can't work based in America, for example'. The reliant robin of 'Only fools and Horses' IS an iconic image of 'Only fools and Horses' and as such its hard to imagine if being changed, the car doesn't look like it can't work in America and a van will just lose an element of the programme, is there an American replacement?
'Carry On....' has any American's seen it, and if so your views on it and if you feel it can be copied?
Any American Crime series i can't see transferring well to the UK. The scale of any hunts and the whole gun culture just make them seem more interesting, than a pursuit around a council estate.
Three more well known ones i think are programms like 'The office', 'Skins', 'Shameless'