Further evidence of the lack of decent ideas coming out of British TV has come in a remake of a long-running US police drama, which begins a seven-week run on ITV tonight.
A British edition of Law & Order had come about because of the success of some local versions in other countries. However, as a fan of the original, I wish the producers hadn’t even bothered. Very few remakes of US shows, including reality shows, have been successful over the years. The only one I can recall that was popular was the comedy The Upper Hand, a version of the Who’s The Boss, which was shown in the 1980s.
Despite the great cast (with the exception of Bradley Walsh), I think I, and most UK viewers, should give it a miss. It’s far better to watch the original, and better, US version instead.