Originally Posted by rdgrimes
I suppose it's inevitable that there will be comparisons made, but that doesn't make the comparison fair or even logical. You comprehend that this is a different series with different actors, right? Did you really expect to turn it on and see a complete duplicate of the previous series? Why bother to watch it all? That's just silly. Take it or leave it on it's own terms.
Considering we basically are seeing a complete, exact duplicate of the UK series, I think you're being somewhat silly here, not me.
I think since we're seeing the same exact series from the UK market, with terms changed where a low-IQ/no-IQ US audience wouldn't understand the UK terms and must have it all translated into US terms (I mean, who could possibly expect a US viewer to figure out what a "council estate" is based on paying attention to a show, US viewers are just totally stupid, right?), we would be better off if the money wasted, er... spent, on this series were given to the UK production to extend their series run by 3 or 4 years for every years padded budget that's likely being spent on this.
Macy is grossly miscast in this series. If he is the reason it's being made, then that certainly explains it -- he basically paid to have himself grossly miscast in a show.
Every other character is cast well -- and by that I mean they've cast these roles matching up very closely to the UK counterpart. Which is further why I continue to say Macy is grossly miscast because his role stands out as the one role they cast extremely off from the UK version, yet they've not changed anything about the character he's playing that could possibly be reason for him playing the role as he is.