Being Human

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
Doesn't look terribly starry does it?

Didn't know that series had been picked up by north American networks. The first series was extraordinarily good. Wonder how it'll transfer ...
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
We see Being Human on BBC America. Evidently this season is being filmed in Montreal. Didn't care for it too much after Mitchell and George died.
 
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pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
done a bit of googling and it seems this is a remake of the first series for NA - or as the producer says "a reimagining" ... hmmm ... anyway I agree with you Kristen, I thought the first series stood perfectly on it's own, and subsequent ones just didn;t grab me at all
 

Lili

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Oct 17, 2010
Dallas, TX
Lili
done a bit of googling and it seems this is a remake of the first series for NA - or as the producer says "a reimagining" ... hmmm ... anyway I agree with you Kristen, I thought the first series stood perfectly on it's own, and subsequent ones just didn;t grab me at all
remakes for the NA markets do not do well, they seem to lose too much in translation to Hollywood-speak.

Nicely done images!!!
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
The irony is those in North America don't want to see Americanized versions of things. We are content to watch them as they are. That's like making alternative versions of Star Trek. Uhm NO! Likewise, all the movie remakes they do are disappointing. It's like, can't you think of anything new? And don't get me started on reality tv LOL. American Idol was fresh the first couple years, now they can't even keep hosts for it. Time to let that dead dog go.
 

greyelm

All-Pro
Oct 1, 2011
London, England
There is a remake that in my opinion does a good job in translation. It is the English language version of Wallander starring Kenneth Branner, where it succeeds is that it is still set in Sweden and seems to retain a Scandenavian feel. The original Swedish language series were excellent too.
 

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
bart
agree on the English language Wallander, definitely still has its scandinavian feel. I like it! I've never seen the Swedish version though.
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
ah i thought Branagh was a bit shouty and angry for the part. i prefer the Swedish series (there were two, with different casts) , but then I'm a bit odd anyway.
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Jul 15, 2010
SoCal
Bob
Close but in the end I liked the NA version of "Let Me In" more than the Swedish version " Let The Right One In"
 

Isoterica

Hall of Famer
Dec 6, 2011
So the swedish version is subtitled right? :D I might have swedish roots and relatives but I don't speak let alone read it and now I am curious to see both.
 

greyelm

All-Pro
Oct 1, 2011
London, England
So the swedish version is subtitled right? :D I might have swedish roots and relatives but I don't speak let alone read it and now I am curious to see both.
Yes, English subs. As already mentioned there are two different Swedish productions and both are very good. I suggest watching the older series first.
 

olli

Super Moderator Emeritus
Sep 28, 2010
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
ah i thought Branagh was a bit shouty and angry for the part. i prefer the Swedish series (there were two, with different casts) , but then I'm a bit odd anyway.
Either your not a bit odd or I am too - I agree entirely. I like the Brannagh version but the Swedish version with Krister Henriksson is much more in keeping with the mood of the novels. The version with Rolf Lassgård was also excellent but for me Henriksson is Wallander.
 

olli

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Sep 28, 2010
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
So the swedish version is subtitled right? :D I might have swedish roots and relatives but I don't speak let alone read it and now I am curious to see both.
You can find most of the Henriksson series (with English subtitles) on You Tube. just do a search for Wallander and look for posts by JadedMusicFan. (They are all on there so I assume the producers are ok with it.)
 

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