Hit or Miss? Hit. The Showtime dramedy transplanted with British comedy-of-underclass-no-manners from Manchester to Chicago, enlisted heavy hitters like William H. Macy, Joan Cusack and Emmy Rossum, and got raves from critics and serious awards buzz. It's another example of taking a premise that works, but tailoring it to the new audience instead of parroting the same lines in a different accent.
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