Sitcoms seldom translate well across the Atlantic, and we had the misfortune of seeing both the original Who's the Boss? and The Upper Hand.
The same reasons Fawlty Towers works in the UK and Payne does not work in the US apply here, but in reverse.
The rehashed American scripts lack passion, the leads have no chemistry compared to their American counterparts (in fact, they seem to be asleep during the show), and it seems no one attempted to make this show funny. No one, apart from Honor Blackman, who showed she could be a great comedic actress.
Unsurprisingly, it was rewarded with a mid-afternoon slot here, while the original aired on prime time.
The premise would have worked, possibly with decent comedy scripts that we know the Brits can churn out.
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