A press release from Digital Persona, explaining the benefits of the biometric fingerprint scanners they sold to the largest Popeyes franchise in the US.
He’s right, it is overly alarmist. One of the interesting things about the Netflix House of Cards from my point of view (ie someone who saw the originals back in the ’90s on BBC) is that it’s actually that rare beast: a decent US remake of a British show.
It could just be that that’s because the US is slightly less terrifyingly bad at translating material now, but the failure of Life On Mars just a few years ago suggests that’s not universally the case. I suspect it’s actually got a lot to do with the approach Netflix are taking to drama: pick good people, take their hands off, and let them get it made. If those good people are picked partly due to “viewers who liked x also liked y and z so remake x with y and z”, then at least it means that there may be some actual connection.
(As an aside, I wonder if Spacey’s work with the Old Vic in London meant that he perhaps took more from the original (assuming he watched it) than most other American actors would?)