Days Like These

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Days Like These
You thought That '80s Show was the only spin-off to That '70s Show? Think again as days like these aren't much that you expect.
Genre: Sitcom
Running Time: 21 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: February 12, 1999 - July 14, 1999
Network(s): ITV
Starring: Max Wrottersley
Trevor Cooper
Ann Bryson
Rosie Marcel
Steve Steen
Sara Stockbridge
Harry Peacock
James Carlton
Emma Pierson
Jamie Beck
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 13 (3 unaired)

Days Like These is a British TV remake of the popular American sitcom That '70s Show. Directed by Bob Spiers, it was broadcast Fridays at 8.30 pm on ITV in 1999 and used many of the same names (Eric Forman, Kitty Forman), or slight alterations (Donna Palmer instead of Donna Pinciotti, Jackie Burget instead of Jackie Burkhart, etc.). It was set in the real-life town of Luton, England in the 1970s. Only 10 of the 13 produced episodes were aired.

Why It Disgraced Luton

  1. Similar to Hilfe, meine Familie spinnt!, the biggest problem is that the show tried to copy the original frame-for-frame instead of making some original material to stand out from its American counterpart.
  2. The music in the title card does not really sound like Hard Rock from the 1970s.
  3. The characters have the same name of some characters from That '70s Show.
  4. The CGI bumper designs have not aged well than That '70s Show.
  5. It was poorly shot.
  6. The main cast sung along to the theme song instead of it being the music background where the characters are silent from That '70s Show.
  7. It got canceled after airing 10 episodes due to negative reviews.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. After the show got canceled, Channel 5 began broadcasts of That '70s Show and was one of the first comedy shows imported to the channel.
  2. It had something to do with the original show, unlike That '80s Show.


The episode, "Grandma's Dead" actually aired about five weeks before the American version.


Example of an episode


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