16 comments on “Dear Americans

  1. No it’s not. The official American history shows that it’s an American TV series that clearly owes nothing to the British books or television series that just happen to have the same name.

  2. I imagine there’s been a fair amount of “The Thick Of It” going on too, with several Malcolm Tuckers on all sides of all the parties and hardly a sentence being uttered without several Fs and Cs.

  3. The American version isn’t as good as the original.

    Francis Urquhart’s serpentine merriment was a lot more fun to watch than Kevin Spacey’s political hack.

  4. Its like when they turned ‘The Office’ into a British comedy;)

    Or when E4 brought over MTV’s ‘Skins’.

  5. I have a great belief in Britain, you know. We are not a nation of social workers, or clients of social workers. We are not, please God, a nation of deserving cases. We are a fierce, proud nation, and we are still, God willing, a nation to be reckoned with!

  6. “The American version isn’t as good as the original.” Hear hear: we were given the boxed set and couldn’t finish it. Not least because only one of the cast bothered to act (admittedly he was very good).

  7. Somebody told me the American version was about an unscrupulous politician, but by the time Season 3 came around I realized it was actually about his wife.

  8. I gave up on the USA version after S01E03 – pointless, slow & boring.

    As for Theresa May, please God no. The last thing we need is Mr Slippery replaced by Mrs Slippery

  9. Sorry to go slightly off topic, but has anyone noticed how in the same way House of Cards turned into a show about FU’s wife, Game of Thrones has suddenly turned into a total feminist tract. (Spoiler alert) Queen Denarys has just left her man behind with his tribe of stupid savage mates to sail with her army of unsullied (all castrated males) to claim the throne from Queen Cerci. She does this in ships brought by the Ironborn would be queen after a nice bit of sapphic flirtation while the woman’s brother who has had his dick cut off stands by looking stupid. Meanwhile main male character Jon Snow proves that he and his bunch of stupid wildling savages “know nothing” about military tactics and are only saved because the super smart Sansa (the victim of the evil male rape culture) calls in the cavalry at the last minute. He still gets made King of the North though thanks to the intervention of our newest character, a ten year old girl. Then we have Dorm, ruled by women talking to Diana Riggs character, Aya Stark now as a magical assassin and the only knigh left in is Bryenne of Tarth.the only men left in with any brains are a dwarf and a eunuch . Is it just me or has anyone else noticed this feminist coup?

  10. “. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed this feminist coup?”

    Well, yes, and the number of exposed bosoms has plunged as well.

  11. Sorry to go slightly off topic, but has anyone noticed how in the same way House of Cards turned into a show about FU’s wife, Game of Thrones has suddenly turned into a total feminist tract.

    Yes. I noticed it with HoC, my dad pointed it out with GoT. Both seem to have been hijacked by femiloons.

  12. The media has reverted to the usual soap opera politics coverage again. This isn’t about Boris Johnson’s desire to be PM. It’s about achieving Brexit. I don’t care whether Johnson really, really wanted to be PM. It isn’t about him. He doesn’t have some God-given right to be PM just because he’s amusing on TV. If some of his supporters decided that he wasn’t up to the job, and it sounds like he wasn’t, then he’s let us down. Nobody’s let him down.

    He could been a really good PM, and one who appealed to the electorate at large, but his personal foibles (laziness, lack of principle, disorganization, lechery) got in the way, so he should be slinking off in embarrassment. There are more important issues at stake at the moment than Eton boys crowning their own glorious careers.

  13. Ian Richardson’s performance rates as one of the finest ever. Just perfect.

    I’d vote for him. The smack of firm government! Social Justice Warriors would drop dead on the spot.

  14. The book is utter shite, by a worse writer than Dan Brown and Jeffrey Archer put together. Andrew Davies almost made a decent TV adaptation of it. The American series is far better.

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