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Old 19-07-2012, 07:49
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There's a new preview trailer doing the rounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSCaEijMx3U&sns=em

Exact same names, idea, jokes & script more or less but instead of the frisbee incident, they use a football to make it relevant
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:33
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What a load of rubbish. They are trying to ruin the show. It just won't work.
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:46
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Old 19-07-2012, 08:56
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It's a wind up surely?
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Old 19-07-2012, 10:22
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Why is Jay fat? Why does Neil look a bit 'special'?
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Old 19-07-2012, 13:19
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With very few exceptions these things dont work. The Office of course travelled to the US very well but this is an exception I think. We cant remake US comedy (Brighton Belles/Married for Life) and they cant really do ours. So why bother?
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Old 19-07-2012, 15:31
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god they're going to **** this.

the scripts could be exactly the same but the feel is all wrong.
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Old 19-07-2012, 18:08
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The Office of course travelled to the US very well but this is an exception I think.
From what I have seen of the US Office, they tried to do it like the original UK version and it din't really work in season 1. They then made a lot of changes and it became an "American" show and improved over the next couple of seasons. Direct copies don't work either way. I know they are trying to cash in on the name but it could do more harm than good, why just create a brand new show concentrating on the in-between kids and make no reference to the UK version?
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Old 19-07-2012, 20:34
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I'm a massive Inbetweeners fan and I don't think the trailer is that bad.
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Old 19-07-2012, 21:12
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I didn't really like the Inbetweeners UK (it was too awkward and not funny enough), and from what I saw on the trailer this has potential. It didn't look amazing, but it certainly didn't look appalling. I think if you'd never seen the Inbetweeners UK (like most of the American audience), you wouldn't be so detrimental towards it, but you probably wouldn't be complimentary either.

I still think it will fail, for a few reasons
1) It's not that good - It's not 'Last Man Standing' dreadful, but it's certainly no 'Community'
2) Britain Likes Complaining - Regardless of whether the Americans like it or not there will always be a large crowd of British people sagging the show and it's fans off, which is rather off putting
3) It's essentially a rip off (and I don't mean of Inbetweeners UK) - It looks a lot like American Pie (and practically every other teenage film) without the f words, and OTT sex references
4) It's too tame - For a teenage show, there's no swear words, no gratuitous sex references and no realism. The worst you'll hear unbleeped is 'shit' (something which is acceptable at a 12A), and I very much doubt they'll go that far.
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Old 19-07-2012, 21:23
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The problem is that the great thing about the UK version is how well the actors embodied their roles, I don't think the US will mirror that.
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Old 19-07-2012, 23:37
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Oh God! Shockingly bad!

You wouldve thought MTV would have learnt a lesson from Skins US
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Old 20-07-2012, 05:17
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I'm a massive Inbetweeners fan and I don't think the trailer is that bad.
Well if you thought the trailer was ok, then you are not a massive inbetweeners fan.

It was awful. Read all the comments on you tube!
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Old 20-07-2012, 06:23
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Well if you thought the trailer was ok, then you are not a massive inbetweeners fan.

It was awful. Read all the comments on you tube!
I don't thinks that's a very fair comment to make. It's ok for people to have differences in opinion - it doesn't make them any more, or less, of a fan of something.

My own thoughts on the trailer echo those of an above poster - in that it looks very much like a clean 'American pie'.
Although; I probably will still, at least, watch the first episode.
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Old 20-07-2012, 11:54
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Well if you thought the trailer was ok, then you are not a massive inbetweeners fan.

It was awful. Read all the comments on you tube!
I said I didn't think it was 'that bad', I didn't say I loved it.

I don't thinks that's a very fair comment to make. It's ok for people to have differences in opinion - it doesn't make them any more, or less, of a fan of something.

My own thoughts on the trailer echo those of an above poster - in that it looks very much like a clean 'American pie'.
Although; I probably will still, at least, watch the first episode.
Thanks
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Old 20-07-2012, 12:02
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They'd have been better off just showing our version, this looks hideous.
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Old 20-07-2012, 12:09
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I think it looks ok. Obviously there would have to be some changes to make it appeal to an american audience. By keeping the same characters and same storylines people will compare it to the uk version. I tend to find you often prefer the first version you see regardless of whoch is better.

Does anyone know if the us has seen the full uk version?
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Old 20-07-2012, 12:16
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If I remember rightly, it was shown on BBC America, not sure if it was censored though
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Old 20-07-2012, 12:32
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If I remember rightly, it was shown on BBC America, not sure if it was censored though
All swearwords except shit were bleeped as well as c**k, which was also bleeped
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Old 20-07-2012, 15:29
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[quote=Sez_babe;59707863]I said I didn't think it was 'that bad', I didn't say I loved it.

Fair enough. Sorry if I came across harsh but watching that trailer really p'd me off. I absolutely love the Inbetweeners and have seen the DVDs over and over again.

Im just gutted as I feel the Americans will ruin it.
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Old 20-07-2012, 15:47
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I said I didn't think it was 'that bad', I didn't say I loved it.
Fair enough. Sorry if I came across harsh but watching that trailer really p'd me off. I absolutely love the Inbetweeners and have seen the DVDs over and over again.

Im just gutted as I feel the Americans will ruin it.
The original will still exist, and the American version isn't suddenly going to irradiate it and the original won't suddenly become crap overnight. Even if the American version is crap, it's their loss as they've shunned the original...

I think we all need to stop having a go at the Americans, cos the only people they've ruined it for are themselves. We don't need to watch it, we can just pretend it doesn't exist, and let's face it,, it probably won't make it to a second season. Even the people that don't hate it, think it's mediocre at the best...
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Old 20-07-2012, 16:44
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That just looked rubbish, it just looked like a school project with three people trying to be the other actors.
One for me to miss then.
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Old 20-07-2012, 19:24
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Utter tripe.
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Old 20-07-2012, 21:40
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Old 21-07-2012, 14:45
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If i'm going to be honest it looks shite
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