I am completely smitten by British television. Smited? No, that’s too much to do with God. It’s got to be smitten.
I recently discovered the IT Crowd, a great British comedy about techies. It’s streamable on netflix, so you can guess how I spent my time this past week rather than studying for finals…
MI-5, Rumpole, Smile’s People/Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The IT Crowd, Fawlty Towers.
Ohhhh Fawlty Towers. For those of you who haven’t ever seen or heard of that show, GO WATCH IT NOW. It has to be the most blatantly hilarious comedy show to ever air on television. John Cleese stars as a complete jerk of a hotel owner who has the most stereotypical naggy wife and stupid employees…its great fun. Boisterous, unadulterated fun.
And MI-5 is one of the best spy shows ever made, in my opinion. It’s like CSI on steroids. And it stars British men instead of the obnoxious American ones on CSI. And we all know that American girls like British boys. But seriously, each episode is clever, suspenseful, believeable (well, believeable enough for a television show…you can’t make it too believeable or its totally boring and pointless), and addicting.
So if you’re reading this (I hope SOMEONE is), go check out some British TV for a change. The humor is different, the accents are different…it’s time for a bit of change in your life, isn’t it?