The following is a guest post. There can be little debate that the track record for British shows being successfully remade for American audiences has been downright dreadful. For every success like The Office there are dozens of failures that don’t make it past the very treacherous pilot phase.
The following is a guest post. This year on November 10, the UK and the Commonwealth observe Remembrance Sunday, a memorial day established at the end of the First World War.
The following is a guest post. I’m not exactly sure why, but British actors really seem to relish their villainous roles, do they not? It might be their extensive drama school training. Do they actually practice oozing snobbish and ruthless disdain tinged with a hint of threatening menace?
The following is a guest post. Recently I asked Carmen, my superb British television blogger, to write a blog post about why Americans have to wait so long for new British TV shows to hit our shores. Keep in mind, we could have inserted the name of just about any other country outside the U.K. […]
The following is a guest post. I’m not sure why I decided to sit down and watch The Paradise, the newest costume drama offering from Masterpiece, especially considering I eschewed their earlier department store-based series, Mr. Selfridge.
The following is a guest post. I was asked to watch series 3 of Luther and report back. My initial reaction is that it held my attention most of the time, but I can’t say I was bowled over by it.
The following is a guest post. Quite an eventful episode this week, eh? Susan Wright (or is it Elaine?) proved that she’s not just a secretive loner, but actually a scary witch who’s not shy about making violent threats. Watch your back, Editor Maggie!
The following is a guest post. Recently Buzzfeed.com announced their picks for the all-time hunks of PBS. Though Brit-heavy as it should be, the list was flawed. As my colleague Melissa pointed out they lost credibility with her when they placed Bill Nye the Science Guy ahead of Kenneth Branagh.
The following is a guest post. A few weeks ago I wrote a post concerning the variety of places one might find British television shows in the US. I touched on the strengths and weaknesses of sources such as Hulu, Netflix and good old PBS.