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Old 3rd April 2013, 06:29 AM
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No..no a million times no. As a North American on this site, I have to say UK tv is much much better.

Or lets break it down a little more. When it comes to sci-fi, the UK rules it.

Comedy UK wins it..we got community but thats about it. Though in all fainess Community is freakin awesome

Drama..you guys wins again

Horror..We may actually have that one with shows like Walking Dead and the new Bates Motel
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Old 4th April 2013, 01:05 PM
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Straight way I'd say no. A lot of their big shows I find tiresome, Usually the ones that have been cancelled early on or not as big as others are much better. CSI, NCIS, all that is a bit pants really. I think a lot of their shows run too long and pull a plot thin. Two and a Half Men is terrible but I do like the mellow soap style quality about King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond. There are some fabulous shows though, Reno 911!, 30 Rock, The Middle, Arrested Development but then there is the Big Bang Theory which I find terribly boring it seems to suggest that it is a show for nerds but it's not that nerdy and it is more towards mocking nerds yet again, I do believe Arrested development: smart jokes about stupid people. Big Bang Theory: stupid jokes about smart people.
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Old 4th April 2013, 01:08 PM
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Yeah I don't really get The Big Bang Theory. There's only so much comedy mileage you can get from a character describing an everyday occurrence in deeply scientific terms before it starts to get a bit dull.
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Old 4th April 2013, 02:38 PM
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Agreed so much so much so much...

But the originakl question is unfair as the two countries are so different in size alone and the UK can be very proud of the vast amount of excellent comedies and stuff like Doctor Who and Being Human, where the US remake does not even reach the toes of the original...
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Old 4th April 2013, 02:55 PM
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I've watched some very interesting German TV before, mainly documentaries and soft porn
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Old 4th April 2013, 09:42 PM
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I don't get a lot of American comedy - I'll take Coogan, Morris, Linehan et al anyday. I like Uk satire and sci-fi too - Black Mirror and Utopia were great. In terms of the drama greats though America rules. Anyone want to compete against The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Deadwood, Justified, The Shield, Deadwood, Carnivale and Game of Thrones? Thought not.
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Old 4th April 2013, 09:52 PM
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I don't get a lot of American comedy - I'll take Coogan, Morris, Linehan et al anyday. I like Uk satire and sci-fi too - Black Mirror and Utopia were great. In terms of the drama greats though America rules. Anyone want to compete against The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Deadwood, Justified, The Shield, Deadwood, Carnivale and Game of Thrones? Thought not.
Actually your dramas are much better. The sopranos ended horribly, six feet under was depressing and quickly forgotten, battlestar galactic was another disappointment at the end(like Lost). Carnivals was incredibly but never ended.

North American dramas get greedy and go too long until there show gets tarnished.

You have State of Play, House of Cards, jewel in the crown, downton abbey. Etc etc etc...
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Old 4th April 2013, 10:00 PM
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Still on my no they aren't far superior stance but going back to what I think I said before. A lot of the great US shows are usually the shorter ones, well cancelled. I loved Freaks and Geeks but that only got one series. I think a lot of the big dramas are overrated. I never thought Friends was that great but it was massive, I mean it's okay but that's it. Both Parks and Recreation and Community seem good but we've only just got Parks and Recreation here, no sign of Community unless I've missed it. I wish there was an in-between, some UK series don't last long enough, a lot of US ones are way too long but it's also weird watching some shows because of the amount of advertising in the states there seems to be less content than you would imagine. I think 13 episodes a series would be enough.
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Breaking Bad.
Twin Peaks.
Carnivale.
Deadwood.
Battlestar Galactica
Firefly..

I could go on. And I haven't even seen Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Wire, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire yet.

There's no comparison.
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Old 5th April 2013, 12:20 AM
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Breaking Bad.
Twin Peaks.
Carnivale.
Deadwood.
Battlestar Galactica
Firefly..

I could go on. And I haven't even seen Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Wire, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire yet.

There's no comparison.
Twin Peaks..6great episodes followed by a series that completely fell apart.
Carnivale...never ended.
Battlestar...extremely over-rated.


You could go on but american tv isn't as good. They spoon feed in the sitcoms and programming. It's just not as good nor as intelligent. The structure is what kills it. The longer seasons and the dumbed down scripts.

You realize it's only by doing the shorter seasons like those done in the UK that they have managed to structure some of these shows tighter.

A good show like Carnivale will be either watered down or cancelled. You mention Firefly, a series cancelled after the first season. And twin peaks a show that was so bungled by the channel that he literally killed off his cast.
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