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Good and Bad TV remakes.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by lwilli201, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Wasn't "NYPD Blue" more or less a remake of "Hill Street Blues"?

    And aren't most of the high school series like "90210" more or less remakes/adaptations of "Room 222"?
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone DBSTalk Club

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    No.
     
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    I gotta echo previous posters here. You're really missing out on the new BSG. There's a lot of great stuff in there.


    last half of the last season may be a little 'what?!' though
     
  4. lwilli201

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    Then we have "Elementary". No sure what category it is in. Sherlock Holmes has been around on film since the silent movie days. The Arthur Conan Doyle stories have been remade many times and we are now into new stories to fit the times. The producers of "Elementary" have had to agree not to infringe on any rights held by the makers of the BBC show "Sherlock". The Sherlock Holmes character has endured for over a hundred years and there seems to be no end in sight.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    ^^ I would call that a treatment, same as the multiple variations of Superman and the OK Corral story.
     
  6. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    An adaptation perhaps?
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    According to archive.org, the very first Holmes on film was Sherlock Holmes Baffled, from 1903!

    I grew up loving Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, but my favorite Holmes up until now as the Granada series, with Jeremy Brett and Edmunde Hardwicke playing Holmes and Watson. They haven't done it for as long, but kudos to Cumberbatch, Freeman and the BBC, though. What a great job they've done bringing Holmes into the 21st Century. Elementary is OK, but pales by comparison, IMHO.
     
  8. Cyber36

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    The new Three Stooges movie sucked I thought. Some(most) things you just can'r duplicate.........
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    To me, the appeal of the "Sherlock Holmes" method of crime investigation is three-fold: attention to (otherwise insignificant) detail; deductive reasoning, explained (thus, the need for a "Watson"); iron-clad, virtually irrefutable conclusions.

    Holmes was the original 'forensic' investigator, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius.
     
  10. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Holmes wasn't the first, maybe the most popular though.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_fiction
     

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