Monday, April 20, 2009

Quick note...Brit TV

Why are the British versions of the shows we stole from them so much better. Not as formulaic, and the show seems to sell itself.

Example. Watching Hell's Kitchen UK currently.
I like Gordon Ramsey more than Marco Pierre White, the current Chef on staff, personality wise. Yet, the Marco version is more fun to watch and not so melodramatic as the US based HK with Gordon.

And...why must we have to do the stupid voiceovers in the US version?

"For the first time ever on Hells Kitchen"

"Tonight on Hells Kitchen"

Stupid.

Also, The F Word with Gordon Ramsay will be returning this season on Channel 4 in Britain, and this show makes any US based Gordon Ramsey show look idiotic. Here Gordon does what he is meant to do...be a Chef..but also sharing with new friends like many a famous personality in the UK.

Good stuff.

Anyways, don't get me wrong..I do like HK USA, but watching the Brit versions and any Brit show really shows some better TV than we have in the US.

Luckily it looks like the US is getting smart, and following one style of Brit programming.

Harpers Island, a slasher/horror show in only 13 parts will have an ending to the story. This is just one example of how the Brits do some great shows without formula and LONG seasons of drivel. See example...Dead Set, a one off series in the UK.

Ok...Cheers!

3 comments:

construed said...

Didn't Marco make Gordon cry?

Am enjoying Marco's stint better at Hell's Kitchen, too.

construed said...

Didn't Marco make Gordon cry?

Am enjoying Marco's stint better at Hell's Kitchen, too.

Ben said...

Hey Mate you know I am a Brit right?
I should send you some DVD's of some classic series :)

Avery