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Topic: Ghosts (2021)

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Ghosts (2021)
A struggling young couple's dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful house in the country, only to find out it's falling apart and haunted by the ghosts of previous residents.

https://next-episode.net/ghosts-2021


I came across this show as I was looking for shows that star the delightful Rose McIver who was the zombie doctor who worked in the Coroners Office in IZombie for 5 seasons.  I also notice this show in end credits has an association with the BBC. It seems the show is a US remake of a 2019 3 season BBC show with almost identical characters. I have not seen the UK show but it seems to have got good reviews

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi … pernatural

Any way I have watched the first 6 eps of the 2021 US remake and sorry to say it is painful ( atleast at the moment, maybe rewatching will make it better) This seems to be a show the Americans just can not do & I do not think it has done Rose McIver   any good. She deserves better

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The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:

The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard


The mansion is fine in the 2021 remake its just the character acting. I want to cringe when I think of it.
It sounds like it would have been better for the BBC to sell the UK show to the US rather than the rights to make their own version

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merc wrote:
Wizard wrote:

The UK show is really great.  Very funny.
This looks like a typical US remake where it's not funny and just sad.

Also, the US don't have buildings old enough for this!  smile


Yes, and I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! “30 years old, let's smash it to the floor and put a car park here!" I have seen it in stories. I sawsomething in a program on something in Miami, and they were saying, "We've redecorated this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!" And people were going, "No, surely not, no. No one was alive then!"

- Eddie Izzard


The mansion is fine in the 2021 remake its just the character acting. I want to cringe when I think of it.
It sounds like it would have been better for the BBC to sell the UK show to the US rather than the rights to make their own version

You can watch the UK series on HBOMAX, if anyone is interested cool

https://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=default&kk=fe18e3ede310c4d0ddb3af64211e19ec

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I have watched a few eps of the UK version; well the US version is not that different. maybe the humour a bit more nuanced in the UK version but just not my cup of tea of silliness. I was hoping that as Rose McIver was one of the stars the show would have the quality of iZombie which is an excellent show that ran for 5 seasons ended acouple of years ago now. For any one not seen that show I suggest  you take a look