no offence taken Invidious, and you make a valid point, I should have re-phrased the title. Maybe it should be in the cafe anyway though Liberal, so an op can feel free to move the thread if they want.
Just for the record I`m Australian (living in UK), and work in the tv industry (broadcast). Hopefully this makes me a reasonable judge of tv programme quality around the world (all subjective to tastes I know).
t be so paranoid. Some great American programmes have also been mentioned. Theres a fair amount of crap tv in every country.
SmackFu, I think the 2nd “King Kong” was better than the first? Same for “The Blob” and er, that`s all I can think of atm, so mostly I agree with you.
Loach is right about the money… you have so many more episodes per season in the USA, so as you have to write another 15 or so episodes, maybe they think they may as well re-jig the whole thing. With series like Friends, ER, Scrubs etc etc surely they might prove that US writers are much more consistent than UK ones who only have to write 8 or so quality episodes. Scrubs is my fave comedy atm btw… totally twisted and the essence of British humour imo.
As for Hollywood… don
t even get me started. Apart from the re-makes, Hollywood tries its best to rewrite history and glorify the USA as much as possible in so-called
true stories. U-571 was a true story, except in the real world it was the British Navy who captured the Germans. I can`t name one movie about Vietnam that even mentions Australians being there fighting alongside the USA and South Vietnamese… or mentioning Aussies in WW1, WW2 or Korea. Sore point with me, sorry for rambling.
But those movie
s are the exception.... I think the USA has the best movie making machine in the world, UK 2nd (maybe)..... but FAR behind. Australia is far in the distance on crutches, we dont produce any decent tv progs and not that many decent movie`s.