MacGyver wrote:I must look it up on wikipedia then. Yeah the UK (original) was easily better than the US version. I thought the UK version was closer to reality TV/doco style than the US version. Seems to me the US version is more dramatic and made to be that way. And IMHO no need for it. Just shits me off.
Agree 100% The original UK Nightmares was kind of a special interest show, with entertainment in the form of Ramsey running around being a cnut, and a bit of the old 'haha, I could do a better job than that loser' feel-better-about-yourself appeal to attract an audience beyond only people in the restaurant business. The US version was OK at first but now is 95% relationships between family members and sob-story bullshit, 5% food and running a successful restaurant.
Oh, I have been watching The Newsroom. The characters are annoying sometimes but the story line is pretty cool so far. A news station reporting the news with (supposedly) no bias and so-on. (Just the facts, ma-am)