Innovation on TV

I have just started watching the “new” ABC show “V”; based on the not very good mid-eighties show of the same title. AMC are broadcasting a six episode mini-series remake of The Prisoner; the excellent British show from the Sixties. I have the DVR set to record the repeats, as I missed the first episode last weekend. The episode titles echo those of the original show, but I wonder how well it will capture the atmosphere that was at the core of the 1967 version.


This lack of originality is not even original. Recent years have seen the very sucessful remake of Battlestar Galactica, the gold standard for remakes as it is head and shoulders above the original. There was also last year’s enjoyable but ultimately disappointing remake of the UK show “Life on Mars”


Published in: on 20 November, 2009 at 7:35  Leave a Comment  

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