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The American Remake?

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    Mr-Vamps

    [1]May 23, 2009
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    Did anybody else read about the remake in the papers a few weeks ago.

    Apparenly they are getting Woody Harrelson to play the role of Frank, but there is no way it is going to match up to the proportions of living on the Chatsworth Council Estate.

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    Flawlessness1

    [2]Feb 18, 2010
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    totally wont be the same :l
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    LinsMcRobie

    [3]Feb 21, 2010
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    no
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    mermayd

    [4]Feb 21, 2010
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    Doubtful. History tells us so.
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    MediaBash

    [5]Feb 22, 2010
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    Of course it won't. Shameless is a unique (if completely exaggerated) take on British life. I don't think it'll work in America.
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    tvrev

    [6]Jan 17, 2011
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    Well has anyone watch US episodes ?
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    degrass1fan

    [7]Jan 19, 2011
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    Watched it and loved it. Yes, it was the pilots were the same but after that it will be totally different. IMO they choose the perfect city to set the show in and IMO it seems like a pretty good take on America's lower class life. One big difference between the two is that the British version is more comical whereas the American version is more drama centric.
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    dr150

    [8]May 13, 2011
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    The US version rocks. Definitely funny and well paced. Aside of the Pilot show (a copy, though markedly improved version IMO), the US version episodes creates its own identity. It's on the Showtime pay channel so it's raw and not watered down to the propriety rules of broadcast US TV. I hope the quality keeps as the first season (US Version) was superb!

    Edited on 05/13/2011 9:29am
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    sjukfan

    [9]Sep 14, 2012
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    I'll watch episode 2 later on but I'm not that impressed.. First off, I loooooove Joan Cusack as Sheila. But except for that. Meh.I'm not sure maybe it's cultural things but I just can't feel it the same way. For me it lacks the realism. I'm not saying it's not good, it's just that I'm not blown away as I was with the original.

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