The problem with watching a show that's based off another show currently still airing in its country of origin, with similar-looking actors speaking the same language...well, you get the gist.
Sorry, America...the Brits did it soooooo much better. And Sam Huntington is no Russell Tovey.
But I digress. This is all about
Make no mistake; I'm all about some Meaghan Rath. She's got a cool name, she's beautiful, and she is a decent actress (not that the show actually gives her a lot to work with).
So we have pretty much the same sitch as before; the character Sally is a ghost, murdered by an abusive fiance - uh, seen it. In fact, I couldn't go far in the first season because I found myself yawning and fast-forwarding at the way too similar plotlines, names, and casting choices.
Seriously, y'all...if you're going to do an English-language remake of an English show that's still on the air, you gotta step it up. Give us something new, something drastically different with folks who don't resemble the originals. Granted, Sally is much more serious and less insecure than Lenora Crichlow's "Annie"; the writers gave her a more grave and wizened texture to her characterization. Which is good...but not good enough to be more interesting.
Have any of you watched the show at all? What are your thoughts? I could barely get through the first several eps, so if it gets better then by all means, let me know.