Response to What’s The Best Undiscovered British TV Show?:
HEAR HEAR! Both series were awesome! I have actually never seen the US version of Life on Mars, but then again, its hard to top the UK version with Philip Glenister and John Simm. One thing you guys can do — and it’s cheap — is to invest in a subscription to Acorn TV, which is all British and has a bit of exclusive content. I love these series in particular, some have made it to the US via PBS, and some are available to stream on Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, or AcornTV … all are well worth your time: Endeavour (a prequel to the series Inspector Morse, which depicts the inspector as a young constable. New episodes are currently filming).
FWIW, you should watch Inspector Morse too. It’s a real classic and one of the best loved whodunits in history. But you need to watch the series in order (it’s on Netflix, Hulu, AND Acorn TV) — do NOT watch “The Remorseful Day” (the final episode) until you have watched the others (no spoilers, but seriously — watch it last).
And Lewis (the sequel, sorta, that continues the story of Morse’s long-suffering partner, Robbie Lewis. New episodes are currently filming. In US it’s known as Inspector Lewis).
I might add there’s a small but really devoted Morse fandom on Tumblr that revolves around all three series since they’re more or less related. Other series (usually detective shows/murder mysteries) you should give a chance:
Inspector George Gently (very excellent detective series that takes place in the 1960s. Gets seriously intense: Some episodes have depicted racial crime, one episode depicts a coathanger abortion and incest. One episode features all-round good guy Kevin Whately — Robbie Lewis himself! — as a villain.)
Vera (another detective show … DCI Vera Stanhope is sort of like a female Columbo).
Prime Suspect (really good series from about 20 years ago with Dame Helen Mirren)
Luther (this series is pretty well known)
Ripper Street (was cancelled by the BBC but lives on on AmazonPrime, I think.)
Foyle’s War (which recently concluded its long run … takes place in a coastal town during World War II. Wonderfully acted and written with an eye toward real-life World War II events)
Spooks (known in US as MI-5, which is how it was titled on Netflix — good spy stuff. I think it may have moved to Hulu but not sure).
Whitechapel (you really need to watch this one. Yet another really excellent detective series. There’s a story arc in the series which features Baby Morse himself, Shaun Evans, as a serial killer. Great stuff!)
Party Animals (series about young political party workers … notable as first wide pre-Doctor Who exposure for Matt Smith, who portrays a young Labour Party researcher/analyst or something).
The Wrong Mans (this is on Hulu in US and was a co-production between Hulu and the BBC. Notable for co-starring James Corden, the guy who took over for Craig Ferguson.)
Almost accurate. I’m 48. And TBQH the last videogame I played was arcade Galaga.
Response to How Tumblr Are You Really?:
I only answered 3, meaning I’m “not very Tumblr.” Which is fine. For me Tumblr is a platform that doesn’t limit me to 140 characters. I have my own blog, and co-moderate a fanblog (not for one of the obvious major fandoms). I don’t use Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat or any others, just Tumblr and Twitter. I don’t want to spread myself thin.
Response to Can We Guess Your Favorite TV Show?:
Got OITNB, unsurprisingly because it’s trending because there’s a new season to watch. Gave it a chance, really couldn’t get into it. FWIW, favourite shows, in no particular order: Bob’s Burgers, Endeavour, Inspector Lewis, Doctor Who (classic and modern iterations), Gotham, The Rachel Maddow Show, and SportsCenter. Token classic shows to throw in: The Outer Limits, Inspector Morse, The Young Ones, The Prisoner.
I’m kinda sorry I missed this even though I have no particular interest in “Little Lebron.”
Not to be pedantic but the “Lady Marmalade” that charted in 2001 was a remake of a song recorded by Labelle that charted in 1975. Just sayin’.
Wow, no Shaun Evans or Laurence Fox? Invalid list.
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