It will certainly be a hard act to follow to better or equal the original, but to view it with a preconceived point of view that it will not be as good as the original is a sure way to not enjoy the remake.
I think I will at least give it a fair shout before I make up my mind. I will want to like it because I like Martin Clunes.
This is the first I have heard of the remake so I am quite looking forward to it.
" Great - Super" & " I didn't get where I am today..." are two catch phrases that made the original, can they be used again successfully, or has the writer updated the street talk I wonder?
But as said it will be best to watch with an open mind, but the yard stick is much longer to judge them by, and CJ's cliché writers will be Busier than a one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes, to be caught red handed using the same gag's, or the writing will be on the wall., and then it will be curtains for Clunes career as it goes down the pan. But they do say nothing ventured, nothing gained...