The first series of Redfern Now was very good. The second series has been unbelievably good. I could not fault it until the this week's episode where the husband of the gambler was unconvincing. It may have been that he wasn't a good actor, his lines in the script were not great, or he was poorly directed. Whatever, it has been gripping and at times grim television, but always with a little hope at the end.
It is a tv show about Aborigines who live fairly normal sorts of inner suburban lives. It could have been made with Anglos in the roles at, but the stories would have lost something.
Where did they dig out all these brilliant Aboriginal actors from? There is clearly some serious talent there and they should be cast in more mainstream roles, not just in a separate tv show about Aborigines. Truly, the acting in the show was brilliant, as were the plots.
Perhaps the US will buy the rights and recast it with black Americans.
I never really got the English show The Office. It just seemed like reality tv to me. That is how offices work. I have not seen the US remake and I doubt I would be very entertained by it.
Broadchurch was a quite brilliant UK tv show. I have read that the US is remaking the show for US domestic audiences. Why would the US do that? It was already brilliant. Why would it need to be remade?
It reminds me of the recent hit US tv show, House of Cards. It was originally a brilliant English tv show that had me entranced for its duration. Why would it be remade for a US audience and how could it be better?
A classic line from the show. You don't really see it in this clip, Frances Urquhart was truly scary in the show.
I am really not sure how the American version could be better than the British version and so popular while the original is ignored. I don't understand why it needed to be remade.
I just came across this clip. It is television at its finest.