View Full Version : Dead like me=Gf rip off?

10-07-2003, 03:14 PM
Does it seem like a bit of a rip to some people?
The general idea
Died,now has to work off there debt until they can quite being a reaper and go to heaven?

Lemon Head
10-07-2003, 06:23 PM
when my friend told me about the show i though the exact same thing.

But i've never actually seen it so i can't really comment

10-07-2003, 07:35 PM
I haven't heard much about it. Who's in it?

10-07-2003, 08:15 PM
No one famous as far as im aware
Its only a new show(well its been out a few months in the u.s)
Its a girl gets killed by a toilet seat from Mir
She ets recruited as a reaper and joins the ranks of the undead(she looks normal
She has to keep her crap job too,cause shes not dead,shes undead
So when someone dies she takes there soul to were ever they need to go
And she has to work it off till she can leave the ranks of the undead

10-07-2003, 08:21 PM
weird....sounds like Grim the TV Show. I've thought about this a lot, and wouldn't it be cool to have a GF movie? I know there was a poll at GFN once about what would you rather have, a sequel or a movie. I chose sequel, but still. We've got plenty of room there for a nice screenplay(and a book, as Monk has already proved!).

Lemon Head
10-07-2003, 08:24 PM
i am not a fan of movie/game transistions of any kind. I think a big problem with todays games is that they try to be movies when they should just be games.

We need to branch out and create our own style. The whole notion of interaction separates games from movies and should be treated as such.

10-07-2003, 08:27 PM
meh. I agree with you in some instances such as Resident Evil....heh. But I think Grim Fandango has such wonderful movie potential. I guess that movie has probably already been done in the land of the living however(Humprhey Bogart).

Well I suppose you're right. Oh well.

Lemon Head
10-07-2003, 08:30 PM
the ONLY cinematic form of Grim Fandango I might be willing to accept would be a Tim Burton animation.

What a man

10-07-2003, 08:34 PM
Make it a Tim Burton Musical!!!

"Rusty Anchor!"

just kidding....sort of

Lemon Head
10-07-2003, 09:16 PM
erm....i have to say, i'm not at all sure about that one

10-08-2003, 11:47 AM
What I'd like to see is a Grim Fandango cartoon. When I wrote a Jackie Chan Adventures/Grim Fandango crossover one of my reviewers thought GF was a cartoon and was very interested in learning more.

10-08-2003, 04:45 PM
Hmmm sounds a bit like Grim, but the whole being live and dead thing, the kind of isolation of the GF world and the loneliness some of the characters felt was half of the appeal.

Anomonous Guy
10-08-2003, 07:30 PM
Sounds like they MAY have got some ideas from GF... But GF got ideas from was it Aztec or Mayan history?
Well, either way it could be that the film got ideas from there too...
Plus the fact that she is a reaper
These r very popular things...
Although the having to pay off a debt thing seems a bit of an odd coincidence if u ask me :)

10-08-2003, 11:44 PM
With the exception of there being reapers taking souls, Dead Like Me is nothing like Grim Fandango.

And reapers taking souls isn't exactly an idea that Grim Fandango can claim originality for.

Dead Like Me is a pretty good show. :)

10-09-2003, 11:07 AM
What camed into my mind is this. A Grim Fandango Anime (japanese animation) it would be perfect ;)

Lemon Head
10-09-2003, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by pleto4_ryan
What camed into my mind is this. A Grim Fandango Anime (japanese animation) it would be perfect ;)
heaven forbid!

Anime has it's place, but the macarbe Art Deco early 30's style of GF is not one of them.