So it turns out America is still the colonies. At least when it comes to network TV series concepts. The real power resides back in Britain. Where do you think ABC discovered the retro action of Life on Mars? Where did CBS find its moody Eleventh Hour and daffy Worst Week? Heck, England's even providing us the stars of these borrowed designs. Not that we object to importing such hot, uh, talents as Jason O'Mara and Rufus Sewell.
DVD now lets us compare two out of three translations -- and the verdict is strangely mixed.