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.theguardian - 3 month ago

From Shameless to The Office: TV remakes that were as good as the originals

History is littered with failed rehashes of shows that tried to cross the Atlantic. But, just occasionally, lighting strikes twiceTime for a can of superstrength lager and a slurred but celebratory sing-along: midway through its (current) ninth season, the US remake of Shameless hit the milestone of 100 episodes. There may still be some ground to make up on Paul Abbot’s trail-blazing UK original, which ran for 11 series on Channel 4 until 2013, but for a Chicago-set relocation of a riotous family saga so em

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