Dear TV Executives of the United States of America,
Last night my TV showed me a sneak peak of the US version of "Life On Mars", and what do I notice? I notice the same thing I've noticed about all other US remakes. You keep the same characters. You keep the plot. All you've done is swap out the original cast and crew and locale for American equivalents.
For the love of God, WHY BOTHER? Is it some bizarre employment ploy, to make sure your actors and entertainment personnel always have a job? Do you think, if you recast it as American and broadcast it louder and longer than the original show, you and everyone else will be able to pretend you wrote this show all by yourselves, and first?
Please, just stop. You are so much better than this. Firefly, Arrested Development, Scrubs, The West Wing, and more, all prove you really have the chops needed to produce first-rate TV. You don't have to appropriate a good show and translate it for your populace; they're smarter than that. Truly.
the girl who has to sit through your remakes choking up her scant TV channels at the expense of new, original content