When the Brits create a genius, chain-smoking, alcoholic, workaholic, burnt out detective who has to prove herself within a team full of sexist cops, she looks like this (and with the acting chops to boot):
the Americans remake the same series, she looks like this:
DCI Tennison... the horror... the horror...
At least when they redid genius, witty, womanizing, chain-smoking, alcoholic, gambling Cracker his transformation wasn't quite so drastic:
If you've only seen Robbie Coltrane play Hagrid, you're missing a lot. And if you don't watch British crime drama, you're missing even more! Apparently the American Cracker tanked, but the British series was a thing of beauty. As was Prime Suspect. Le sigh.
(Prime Cracker - a spoof for Comic Relief)
This all started with my brother sending me the news that the Wonder Woman tv show has been canned. But I was more shocked when I read, at the end of the article, that an American company is daring to remake Prime Suspect. Somehow I guess the new Tennison wasn't going to look the part.