Are you guys aware in the Netherlands they've made a remake of the Golden Girls? It's begun airing apparently. Here's the opening title segment.
Is it supposed to be any good? Is there a way to watch it with English subtitles? After all, I've seen every episode of the original series at least 3 times, could be fun to watch these!
'NIEMAND IS LEUKER DAN JIJ!!!
-It has a nice ring to it.
Frankly, just acting skills are the lowest in Europe, so don't expect much, it's very cute premise though, I totally see these older gals running around on bus trips in France, going to Casinos and causing trouble.
How do we watch an episode???! of the DUTCH version!!
There are clips at the bottom of the page I linked -- they require Microsoft Silverlight, which I have installed on my Mac but which won't load the clips. :(
Dank u voor het zijn een vriend!
I remember Frank Thornton (Cptn Peacock on Are You Being Served) commenting on Brighton Belles in some interview a couple of years ago. For some reason he was asked about Brigton Belles. He said that it didn't work because Golden Girls itself was so incredibly popular in Britain that no one wanted to see an inferior remake.
It looks like a bad parody.
This reminds me of an old SNL spoof of The View where "Barbara" says "and in a perfect world I'd sing the theme song...in German!" followed by the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard.
R17, I thought it was "and in a perfect world, I'd sign the theme song...in the nude!"
Those were the good SNL View parodies, the newer ones are horrrrible
R18, she changed it with each new sketch.
Dank u voor het zijn een vriend!
sorry, charlie, what you'd ACTUALLY say in Dutch is, "Dank je voor een vriend te zien!" but that sounds unidiomatic. The text they use in the song is" No one is nicre than You!"
It looks like a DRAG parody.
I would like to be able to see this. I have been a fan of Loes Luca ever since Ja zuster, nee zuster.
I preferred the British remake, especially the opening:
Thank you for fucking my end
Fuck me once or twice and then again
Your heart is true
You're a friend not a two faced Jew
And if you threw a party, invited everyone but Jews
You would see, every God damn Iz-rail-ee
Would say, Oh vey I'm so oppressed, plant trees in Israel
OP, Wow, even the theme song is a replica. At least "Las Chicas de Oro" (SPAIN) used an original theme.
The fonts of the Dutch intro seems so primitive and amateur. They would never use such simple fonts in the US. And why are they showing them shoplifting a Wicked book? Is crime supposed to be endearing because it's done by old people?
I wonder how they will deal with Sophia's memories of Sicily? "Picture it, Bergen-Belsen 1943..."
r21 I saw a play version of Golden Girls all played by drag queens, in the village, I think about 10-12 years ago. Very well done and very funny. They used one set (the house) and re-created episodes. Unfortunately the company doing it thought they had the rights, but didn't, and were shut down.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
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