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MTV have adapted it without any jokes
it seems ironic how much of a colossal failure this is.
As if the original series was some sort of masterpiece being shat on by philistine redneck hicks.
It's a show full of adolescent cock gags and awkward situations, this US version looks like it's gonna be exactly the same except tailored to a US audience. How the hell is anyone getting highbrow about it!?
Inbetweeners made American is American Pie + millions of other programs/films. What's the point?
Plenty of laughs, like most things they kept it going a bit longer than they should've done but that's how it goes.
It's not something to be getting worked up about a remake of it though, people are reacting like it's sacrilege.
where the tall guy says something stupid and the one with a fringe embarrasses himself in front of a girl and the small one makes up a lie and the posh one feels out of place.
love that episode
bill : shut up
ray: i shagged her last night
simon : i want to have sex with carly
ray: lol gay
neil : crabs
oh droll indie-point lord?
he's completely right
sit com. yes.
(and looks shit in a similar to Superbad but even worse kind of way)
Who would've thought.
more the fact it's shit and exactly the same week after week.
Like when Jeremy ate that dog lololol.
The second one was funny.
The third was watchable.
The film was a step too far but I've forgiven it based on the dance scene alone.
That trailer looks absolute bobbins.
Don't get anyone suggesting that The Inbetweeners owes much to American teenage filth humour. The reason The Inbetweeners was so funny (to start with anyway) was because it featured a load of odd-looking fuckers getting themselves into awkward but entirely plausible everyday teenage situations. It got less funny the more it veere away from that. American gross-out comey is almost entirely about ridiculous stuff that would never happen and that trailer looks exactly the same.
i mean, sure, quality might sometimes shine through, but without wanting to delve into the "LOL, they really don't understand sarcasm, do they?" bollocks, whether we find it funny or not doesn't really matter.
besides, as much as they do make great TV sometimes, 95% of American telly is fucking piss. you wouldn't believe the amount of shit i've given up on after one episode...and it's down to marketing aswell, majorly. thick people will believe something's good if they're told it's good, particularly Americans.
if they go the route of Americanizing the introductory episodes to get it going, then writing something that's actually good, it might turn out alright
i thought that was pretty funny actually. not seen the english inbetweeners though
because a lot of english people have this delusional idea that english comedy is funnier. maybe once, but not anymore. that ship sailed a long time ago.
the trailer does look a bit pointless, but like justjay said up there, the first season of the US office was a similar word-for-word joke-for-joke thing, but it developed into its own thing.
on a disturbing side note, the guy playing neil looks like he's make a very convincing woman if you put on some makeup.
If they announced they were going to make a British remake of Arrested Development, for example, it would be even more of a face palm. I wouldn't think, 'Oh, that's going to be good, cos English comedy is better than American'.
You are right about one thing though, the UK can't compete with the number of quality sitcoms coming from the US in recent years.
it's just suits trying to import the success of something and tweaking it to fit their audience
but sometimes, and only sometimes, it grows into something more than that
The default 'critical' position is to bemoan the need to do a remake.
Watching a trailer a getting mad.
but that's because it's the exception to the rule.
makes quite a lot of sense