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‘The British Version Was Better’

By / 11.16.10

Below is the trailer for “Episodes,” a joint project between Showtime and the BBC in which Matt LeBlanc plays a fictionalized version of himself who gets cast in the American remake of a successful British show.¬†When news of this show broke last year, I wasn’t impressed with the concept, but I have to admit that the trailer makes this look pretty promising. Enough British shows have crossed the pond — with varying levels of success — to make the subject matter relevant, and LeBlanc’s willingness to make light of his past as Joey Tribbiani is laudable.

I’m usually skeptical of inside-baseball/meta stuff like this, but I’m downright not-apathetic about the potential of “Episodes.” It could be LeBlanc’s biggest role since… *searches IMDb for role other than Joey Tribbiani*… My God, Matt LeBlanc hasn’t worked in FOUR YEARS? Wow, LeBlanc really needs this to work out. Otherwise he’ll have to survive off of the millions he makes from “Friends” royalties for the rest of his life.


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