The IT Crowd Original and Remake

Thanks to the availability of more foreign programming through streaming services, American audiences have been able to enjoy quality programming from around the world. As more foreign programs gain international fans, American production companies are trying to cash in on their success with their own versions.

Most fans shudder when they hear the word “remake” used in reference to their favorite foreign TV shows. In most cases, the remake fails to capture the essence of the original and just turns out to be a financial failure. Unfortunately, many production companies rely on either shot-for-shot remakes or make huge changes that destroy the framework of the original show.

However, not all remakes have been failures. Based on the British ...

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