|| current mood: dissapointed
Because I was not really tired, I decided to switch on my tv and watch 'something'. Which means: power zapping. :oD
So much crap on tv... but that's nothing new.
I ended up watching Comedy Central, which was just airing Arrested Development (my favorite show, remember? ). And boy...am I dissapointed of the German dubbing.
In general, I dont mind to watch something dubbed- when it is well done.
But what they did with Arrested Development...I cant even describe it. It was just ...poor.
Ron Howard is amazing as the narrator...but the German narrator sounded bored and he just failed to deliver his lines. Ron Howard is just PERFECT on so many lines...and the German narrator is NOT. Just not funny.
The voices for Michael, Lindsay, George sr, Buster and especially Tobias are nicely chosen and they kinda fit. Lucille I didnt hear. George- Michael's and Maeby's voice don't really fit. But G.O.B??? Come on! This is just not GOB. Not at all.
I caught myself giggling sometimes when I watched it... but laughing out loud - like I do when watching the original- nope, nothing. And I just giggled becasue of a certain expression on somebody's face, not because of the so typical witty play on words. After seeing this I am not suprised that AD doesn't really have a fanbase in Germany (besides the people who watch the original). I know for a fact: I wouldn't have fallen in love with the show if I had seen the German version of it. That's a shame really. :-/
Sorry for the rant...