What does TV look like in other countries? Actually, it looks pretty similar, with dramas, comedies, and the ever-present soap opera. Yet sometimes, like in the case of these eight shows, they look really similar. That”s usually because they”re clones, so to speak, of shows from the U.S. or U.K., tailored to a different country”s tastes. This is nothing new, and the U.S. isn”t exempt from the practice. The U.S. is known to import foreign premises, cast American actors, and rework the scripts for an American audience; Big Brother was originally a Dutch show, while The Killing comes from Denmark. Countless others have been lifted from the U.K.
But who”s copying the U.S.? Plenty of people. And sometimes it gets a little weird…
Powerpuff Girls Z
Netherlands: Golden Girls
It”s Always Sunny In Moscow
All of the Offices
There are probably countless other shows out there that bear some uncanny resemblances to shows you know and love. However, in this age of instant information exchange, it seems like what we”re really seeing is that people all over the world have (almost) the same taste in entertainment.