What’s occuring? You have to say that with a Welsh accent for it to be amusing, and, also be a fan of UK hit show, Gavin and Stacey. The second series recently finished over here, and picked up loads British Comedy Awards in the process. It’s a hilarious program based on the growing love affair between a boy from London, and a girl from Barry Island (Wales).
But itâ€™ll only having have you rolling around your living room in hysterics if you get the British humorâ€” which is why Iâ€™m not so sure itâ€™ll â€œtranslateâ€ when it crosses the pond (itâ€™s being remade by NBC for US audiences, whoâ€™re putting the characters in New Jersey and South Carolina).
I remember being in New York last year and having a huge discussion/argument with my friend Craig about the joys of British humor. We sat and watched the Catherine Tate show on BBC America, I was laughing my arse off, he wasnâ€™t. The whole scenario made me look like some deranged Brit (trust me it wasnâ€™t the look I was going for, heâ€™s kinda cute).
US remakes of UK sitcoms rarely work to be honest, because of the difference in humor (our game shows seem to work though â€” Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Weakest Link). But there are a few notable exceptions like The Office. However â€” the wry, dry humour of which we Brits are famous just isnâ€™t there. *Sigh*
So I fear for the future of the remake of Gavin and Stacey. If you get a chance catch the original series. It premieres on BBC America on August 26. In the meantime watch a clip here.
As for the remake, Iâ€™ll keep my fingers crossed.
Like Miss Londonâ€™s perspective, read the rest of her posts here.