Oh god. I’ve seen about 10 minutes of the US version. It was an incredibly painful 10 minutes. The fact that they kept the script identical took the biscuit. I mean really?? It is a very British programme - you can’t do that, it just doesn’t compute. Complete and utter sacrilege!
And their choice for Gene was ... disappointing to say the least. I mean, when this is what you’re competing with:
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Agreed the US version is awful, but it did one good thing - it got me interested in the story/concept. I lasted a few episodes, hoping it would improve. It didn't, it ended (horribly), and I forgot about it 10 years until I discovered UK version. No comparison - none. There will NEVER be another Gene Hunt ❤️