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    I have heard that the pilot sucks. Do you think this show will be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdawg
    I have heard that the pilot sucks. Do you think this show will be good?
    I don't know. I think this will be yet another "Friends" ripoff. We'll see!

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    Love the British "Coupling" but have my doubts about the American version .... we'll see.... I'm afraid it'll be Americanized to pieces & not funny anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyndemere
    Love the British "Coupling" but have my doubts about the American version .... we'll see.... I'm afraid it'll be Americanized to pieces & not funny anymore.
    My sentiments exactly. It just won't be the same without the British accents and humo(u)r.
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    Wow. This pilot really did suck. The British version is so well done...and the American version is just crap. I couldn't even finish watching it and I love the BBC version.

    Just awful. AWFUL! The BBC version is so witty and snappy. So sad.
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    This show really doesn't work as a US version imo.

    I was listening to the lines last night and remembering back to when Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman et al said them, they did sound so much better.

    As the British version has already been shown on BBCA, I have to wonder why they even bothered making a US version.
    They seemed to pretty much just life the script word for word from the original show and it just didn't work imo.
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    Agreed. It didn't have the snap that the BBC version does. Those six work together. These six...no.
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    I read a review of this show before it aired that said that the actors were all too busy trying to get their punchlines in that they forgot to *act* while doing it. I thought that was harsh - until I watched it.

    Granted, "Friends" was pretty bad the first few episodes (most shows are), but this was beyond "new-show bad." It was horrendous.

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    I've never watched the British version, so I had nothing to compare it to. I thought the pilot was ok. I'm hoping it gets better. I didn't like "Friends" right away either.

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    Everyone that I know that has seen the British version said the American version is wretched & unwatchable compared to the British one. I didn't watch it & I've only seen one or two episodes of the BBC one. I can tell you now though that I won't be watching the American one (if it even lasts).
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