Sunday, December 09, 2007

BBC America - new favorite network

So US TV sucks these days. Not just because of the writers strike, but the focus on reality TV.

So I started watching BBC America. To give you an idea of the tone, most of the shows start with a splash screen with

"the following program contains accents you would have heard a lot more if you hadn't thrown our tea into boston harbor"


"to find out what on earth anyone is talking about, please use closed captioning"

Then they tell you what that is and how to turn it on. See an example here.

There are three shows that I really like:

Torchwood, which is a Dr. WHO spin off.

Top Gear which is a hysterical auto show.

Graham Norton, which is basically the most obnoxious talk show you've ever seen. They had the original Dukes of Hazard cast on a few weeks ago and I was laughing so hard I couldn't drink my beer.

They actually edit out the audio of the curses and rude comments instead of having FCC 'clean' versions of the shows.

1 comment:

ryssee said...

Shouldn't it be your new "favourite" network? ;-)