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DUTCH version of The Golden Girls premieres?!

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!

by Anonymousreply 3403/03/2013

"Brighton Belles" was a flop. Let's see how this does.

by Anonymousreply 103/01/2013

Do they all live in a senior citizen's brothel and smoke pot?

by Anonymousreply 203/01/2013

Oh god, the intro comes off like a Dutch parody of the original.

by Anonymousreply 303/01/2013

Does the actress playing the Dorothy role have Dutch sizemeat?

by Anonymousreply 403/01/2013

Apparently it's a literal remake, complete with recycled storylines; however, the names have changed. Dorothy is Els, Blanche is Barbara, Rose is Milly, and Sophia is Toos (Toos?).

by Anonymousreply 503/01/2013

I wish they would release Brighton Belles on DVD

by Anonymousreply 603/01/2013

I have always wondered about Brighton Belles. I remember seeing a clip of it somewhere. Was it really that bad?

by Anonymousreply 703/01/2013

Can't find a full episode on YouTube, but here's a clip comparing GG vs. BB introductions:

by Anonymousreply 803/01/2013


-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.

by Anonymousreply 903/01/2013

How do we watch an episode???! of the DUTCH version!!

by Anonymousreply 1003/01/2013

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. :(

by Anonymousreply 1103/01/2013

silverlight sucks

by Anonymousreply 1203/01/2013

Dank u voor het zijn een vriend!

by Anonymousreply 1303/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1403/01/2013

It looks like a bad parody.

by Anonymousreply 1503/01/2013



by Anonymousreply 1603/01/2013

This reminds me of an old SNL spoof of The View where "Barbara" says "and in a perfect world I'd sing the theme German!" followed by the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard.

by Anonymousreply 1703/01/2013

R17, I thought it was "and in a perfect world, I'd sign the theme the nude!"

Those were the good SNL View parodies, the newer ones are horrrrible

by Anonymousreply 1803/01/2013

R18, she changed it with each new sketch.

by Anonymousreply 1903/01/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 2003/01/2013

It looks like a DRAG parody.

by Anonymousreply 2103/01/2013

I would like to be able to see this. I have been a fan of Loes Luca ever since Ja zuster, nee zuster.

by Anonymousreply 2203/01/2013

I preferred the British remake, especially the opening:

by Anonymousreply 2303/01/2013

Me too, R22

by Anonymousreply 2403/01/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 2503/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 2603/02/2013

OP, Wow, even the theme song is a replica. At least "Las Chicas de Oro" (SPAIN) used an original theme.

by Anonymousreply 2703/02/2013

R23, Unfortunately, your video is private.

by Anonymousreply 2803/02/2013

for a good reason!

by Anonymousreply 2903/02/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 3003/03/2013

Wicked book?????

I wonder how they will deal with Sophia's memories of Sicily? "Picture it, Bergen-Belsen 1943..."

by Anonymousreply 3103/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3203/03/2013

How about Laksa ..........

by Anonymousreply 3303/03/2013

R30, lots of Dutch television programming looks that "primitive", They just aren't that into the flash and sophistication of American standards in broadcasting, maybe fore good reason, maybe not.

by Anonymousreply 3403/03/2013
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