US Remakes of Foreign TV Shows
A couple TV shows that just premiered on ABC and NBC, The Slap and Secrets & Lies, are remakes of Australian TV shows. Hollywood is renowned for their remakes of foreign movies but it's interesting to find this trend making it to TV. Australia is not the only country the US have remade shows from, Israel (Homeland), Britain (The Office) and Sweden (The Killing) are others. It's interesting to watch both the original and the remake, the main difference is the cultural adaptation as it's adapted for a US audience. I enjoy remakes, I find the not so subtle changes intriguing.
Here are trailers for both The Slap and Secret & Lies - will you start watching them?