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6/19/2002

Coupling

Filed under:General — eric @ 10:14 am

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Ahhh! One of my favorite shows on television is BBC’s Coupling. It’s funny and intelligent in a way that put it well above Friends. Now NBC has bought the rights to the show and will set it in LA with American actors. I can’t think of a single instance where we’ve inproved on a BBC show and am having a hard time even thinking of one that held its own. Except for the accents, there was nothing inherently British about the show; NBC would be much better off just airing the original rather than trying to remake it. Although, there’ve only been 15 episodes of the original made so far.

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    I still say Queer As Folk USA rocks…but have yet to see the UK version. Maybe the unsuspecting masses will enjoy “Coupling” in their ignorant state of bliss…most of them having never seen the original…hey, it worked for Friends (which I also like, by the way…I just put Chandler’s voice on my AOL account…”Oh, alright, goodbye.”)

    Comment by M — 6/19/2002 @ 11:30 am


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    You may be right, M. I enjoyed watching reruns of friends a few years back. But then when I first saw Coupling, I was just in awe and kept thinking to myself, “you mean Friends could have been like this?”

    Comment by eric — 6/20/2002 @ 12:53 pm


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    The only time the US has improved upon a UK show was All In The Family, which was adapted from ‘Til Death Us Do Part.

    Comment by Anonymous — 9/5/2002 @ 10:50 am


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    If anyone has copies of the newest third season of Coupling please email me at roblongo@attbi.com I would love to talk to you and arrange a healthy financial compensation for a short period of borrowing the tapes. I will pay for express postage both ways, and return the tapes unharmed ASAP after I can get VHS dubs made. Thanks, Rob

    Comment by Rob — 10/20/2002 @ 6:57 am


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    I think that it is bull that NBC is recreating the British sitcom. Can’t the writers get sued for plagarizing the script? My best friend, Alicia thinks that the characters who are playing the original characters look ridiculous. I hope they cancel the show for just one or two episodes.

    Comment by Vivian Aliu — 6/9/2003 @ 7:21 am


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    To Vivian - no, it’s not bull and if you visit the BBC website, you will see that the original writers (Steve Moffett) have travelled to the US to work on the US Adaptation.

    Bully for Alicia - she’s entitled .

    Does anyone know when/if the US version has aired and in what viewing area/region? Many thanks!

    Cheers!

    Comment by G Cooper — 6/19/2003 @ 2:25 am


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    To Vivian - no, it’s not bull and if you visit the BBC website, you will see that the original writers (Steve Moffett) have travelled to the US to work on the US Adaptation.

    Bully for Alicia - she’s entitled .

    Does anyone know when/if the US version has aired and in what viewing area/region? Many thanks!

    Cheers!

    Comment by G Cooper — 6/19/2003 @ 2:26 am


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    I love the british comedy coupling, but I am affraid the US will think it is an awful copy of an attmpt at “friends”. I wish they would just air the original, it is so much better and more risque’. I did not know that “all in the family” was a remake, but “three’s company” also did very well as an american remake. I have seen some of the people they are planning on replacing the originals with, and so far, I am un-impressed. I wish it much luck though!!
    lisa

    Comment by lisa — 6/26/2003 @ 2:12 am


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    I saw the show “Coupling” and I thought that it was very very funny. I also think that they should run the original “Coupling” show instead of the new one. But hey, I have only seen the show once but seriously, I think that it was actually funnier then “Friend’s.”

    Comment by Mariah — 8/4/2003 @ 2:46 am


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    What are you talking about, Coupling is awful, it’s a poor attempt at a british version of Friends right down to the characters. 3 girls, 3 boys, it’s not just a format - you can actually pair them up!!! They have the equivalent dum lovable Joey character, the air-head but kindly Phoebe, it’s NOT very original. And for the record I am british, we need to come up with our own ideas for good shows, the americans don’t get all of our humour (eg, Monty Python, Red Dwarf - both only have ‘cult’ following on export to the states but are widely loved over here), we shouldn’t be trying to make poor copied format sit-coms just because they export better to the American market.

    Comment by Graham — 8/6/2003 @ 11:24 am


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    NBC is desperate to replace Friends as this is the last season for the show, and wouldn’t you know it, they are attempting to replace a show about 3 single women and 3 single men living in a big city with a show about 3 single women and 3 single men living in a big city.

    Comment by theunknownuser — 10/23/2003 @ 10:44 am


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    The American Coupling Version got canceled HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAH

    Comment by Quincy ALIU — 11/22/2003 @ 6:51 am


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    The American Coupling Version sucks ass

    Comment by Quincy ALIU — 1/24/2004 @ 4:42 am


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    The American Coupling Version sucks ass

    Comment by Quincy ALIU — 1/24/2004 @ 4:42 am


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    To G Cooper: Actually i do visit the BBC website and i know that Steve Moffett and Bill Vertue (HA) had filmed the American version. And that’s why the american version got cancelled for just 3 episodes.
    So i am not the only one who seem to think that the American Coupling is a cool show. It’s the same show with cheesy American actors copying off the British actors>

    Comment by Vivian — 2/8/2004 @ 8:43 am

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