Monday, October 08, 2007

International Boob Tube


I've noticed a few U.K. flags on my site counter recently, and I just happen to be working through the BBC version of The Office on DVD. It's a brilliant show, and one that was able to be adapted for American TV with few major modifications--it's more like NBC fine-tuned the show a bit and even improved on it.

My question to the gentle puddle readers who live outside of the United States this: What American shows do you watch, and what do you like about them? To you gentle readers inside the United States, what non-American shows do you like? Just curious.

ETA--my own favorite imports from Britain are Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers--which may be the funniest show ever made--All Creatures Great and Small, and To the Manor Born. I really should watch BBC America for some newer shows. I've never even seen the Helen Mirren cop drama. From Canada, I've liked Second City Television and Kids in the Hall. SCTV's Way to Go Woman! feature about Mother Theresa, and its Battle of the PBS Stars, are as funny as any of Monty Python's famous skits.

6 comments:

Casdok said...
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Casdok said...

I love CSI and Law and Order!

Randy said...

We watch "CSI: Miami" to see the color scheme of the week. They always have one. As for the "Law and Order" franchise, Criminal Intent is the most interesting to me. Vincent D'Onofrio's character is fascinating.

Wayne said...

I used to watch Red Dwarf and keeping up appearances.

Casdok said...

Vincent D'Onofrio, theres something about him isnt there!!

Casdok said...

Oh and forgot to mention...Star Trek!!!