7 Times U.S. Remakes Of Shows Were Actually Better
When it comes to American adaptations of foreign shows, there have been many times where they have totally missed the mark; however, there are some instances, where they get it right and the remake becomes more memorable than the original. We have a list of 7 foreign shows that were good, but the American remakes ended up being better:
The American series Shameless was adapted from a British show by the same name that aired on Channel 4 and ran for 11 seasons. The British show was a huge hit, winning Best Drama Series at the BAFTA TV Awards and Best TV Comedy Drama at the British Comedy Awards. When it was announced that the U.S. was going to do a remake, fans were initially apprehensive, but the adaptation ended up winning acclaim thanks to clever writing and its superb cast, which includes Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy.
6. The Office
The British version of The Office received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time. While the first season of the American adaptation was considered a pale imitation of its British counterpart, the following seasons received widespread acclaim from critics, with many considering it one of TV’s funniest, sharpest shows.