"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bad Remakes

I don't understand why television companies say 'Oh, this television show is pretty popular. Let's make a spectacularly godawful remake!'

I mean, take Top Gear, that amazing British car show. Yeah, it's amazing because it's British. It's the British humour that does it, not the cars - to be honest, most viewers (myself included) couldn't give a rat's fart about cars. We don't want to watch fat Aussie blokes trying to emulate Richard Hammond because it just doesn't work.

Another thing that pisses me off is when they made an Iron Chef Australia. Iron Chef is Japanese, people, and the reason why it's so spectacularly entertaining is because you need that crazy Japanese flair, you need that crazy Japanese chairman, and you need the crazy dubbing. It doesn't work in Australia, why can't they see that?

The worst thing is when they cancel the original show and replace it with a crappy remake. Like MasterChef - although, admittedly, that remake wasn't so bad. But still...I miss my rainy ramen days.

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