Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Why mess with a good thing ('Must C TV')

Thanks to TiVo, my favorite time-shifting time saver, my wife and I have really gotten into the BBC series "The Office." It is extremely funny, and makes you really uncomfortable in an "oh man I can't believe I'm watching this - please just let me watch some more" kind of way.

It's a mockumentary kind of format set in a typical UK office, and the actors are convincingly real (and oh, so funny).

As of a couple of weeks ago, there is an American remake of the series under the same name. It uses pretty much the same script. But it just isn't the same.

Why do the studios insist on remaking things that are perfectly good to start with?!?