When Other Countries Copy Your Favorite TV Shows, Things Get Ridiculous

What does TV look like in other countries? Actually, it looks pretty similar, with dramas, comedies, and the ever-present soap opera. Yet sometimes, like in the case of these eight shows, they look reallysimilar. That’s usually because they’re clones, so to speak, of shows from the U.S. or U.K., tailored to a different country’s needs. This is nothing new, and the U.S. isn’t exempt from the practice. The U.S. is known to import foreign premises, cast American actors, and rework the scripts for an American audience; Big Brother was originally a Dutch show, while The Killing comes from Denmark. Countless others have been lifted from the U.K.

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