John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 34

Ten American television series based on foreign television series:

  1. Deal or No Deal (based on the Dutch series Miljoenenjacht)
  2. Junkyard Wars (based on the British series Scrapheap Challenge)
  3. Beyond Tomorrow (based on the Australian series Beyond 2000)
  4. Supernanny (based on the British series of the same name)
  5. Iron Chef America (based on the Japanese series Ryori no tetsujin)
  6. CD USA (based on the British series CD UK)
  7. Ugly Betty (based on the Colombian series Yo Soy Betty La Fea)
  8. Cracker (based on the British series of the same name)
  9. The Office (based on the British series of the same name)
  10. Survivor (based on the Swedish series Expedition: Robinson)

Today's list is for sunbrae, who had to wait longer than anyone else to see one of her requests. Yes, I know I said the same thing about astrablue just two days ago. I was wrong. Verily, I sucketh.

Anyway, sunbrae wanted to see The Office mentioned in a list. She didn't specify whether she wanted to see the American or the British version, so I've rather cleverly included both. This list was much harder to create than I thought it would be. It would have been easy to do a list of American remakes of British shows, but I thought it would be more interesting to include shows from other countries as well, so I decided that no more than half of the list would be remakes of British shows. The first four non-British shows came pretty easily, but the last (no. 3) was tough to find. I almost caved and used a second Dutch show, but in the end I was able to avoid having to do so. Phew!


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