Originally posted by QuezzyViva Laughlin is another recent British remake that failed. Life is Wild too. Also there is currently Eleventh Hour and Worst Week. I haven't watched either so don't know if they are any good.
I didn't think a new thread was warranted, but has anyone caught Worst Week? I had missed the pilot, but watched the next three last night, and laughed out loud quite a bit. I don't know if it will have much, if any, staying power, though. The third and fourth show lagged a bit, and once you get the sense of dread that everything this guy does will turn to crap, the gags are pretty well telegraphed. Not to say they're not kinda funny though, if you're easily amused (as I am). The lead, Kyle Bornheimer, is dopey, but Kurtwood Smith, playing his fiance's father, is really funny with the facial expressions and delivery. Again, its pretty contrived, but not horrible and good for some simple laughs, IMO.
DiCaprio as TR doesn't work for me. Perfect TR would have been Gene Hackman 20 years ago. Even Tom Hanks 10 years ago when he could do no wrong as an actor would have been pretty good. But DiCaprio? I'll pass.