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AMERICAN/BRITISH TV (MAINLY SCI FI) 
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PeterScott wrote:
Trust me, there are plenty of awful USAian scifi shows that I imagine Aunty Beeb protected your tender eyes from and which you are blissfully unaware of. My life would be the richer from never having heard of A.L.F.


I LOVED ALF!! Nearly as good as Bigfoot & the Hendersons but not as good as 3rd Rock!


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One British program I do really enjoy is Top Gear, which plays on BBC America on my local FIOS service. It's by far the funniest, most entertaining show on TV.


My 10 year old daughter & I have a regular "date" on Sunday evenings to watch TG. It is one of our very favorite programmes of all time!


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KeithJones923 wrote:
We havent really had the American version of the Office over here, wasnt it Steve Carrell in it?

We have a very "odd" sense of humour over here, which doesnt seem to travel very well!


I've seen only a couple of episodes of The Office (the British version), but everyone I've talked to here loves it and detests the US version.

I think it's Brit soap operas that don't travel. Canadians get Coronation Street on CBC, but Americans do not, and that comes as no surprise.


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will throw in my 2 cents here

although they weren't sci-fi based, my favorite brit tv shows have been <insert drum roll>

"Benny Hill"- if you love slap stick humor, benny was the tops

"Are You Being Served?"- the ensemble acting was spot on!

ok ok i'll even admit to watching an episode (or 3 or 9) of "East Enders" ! even though this was essentially a soap opera, i found some of the plot twists interesting and individual charactors engaging

like alot of americans, brit humor sometimes goes over my head, but when it doesn't, i laugh my arse off


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k ok i'll even admit to watching an episode (or 3 or 9) of "East Enders" ! even though this was essentially a soap opera, i found some of the plot twists interesting and individual charactors engaging


Benny Hill & AYBS were brilliant in their day - especially Benny Hill. However I am not sure I can forgive you for watching Eastenders! I think I could handle my eyes being burnt out with a red hot poker much better than I can watching and episode of EE! :twisted:

I used to love "Soap", and South Park is absolutely amazing! And the Team America film is in my top 10 easily! (Yes I know they are Canadian! Except Soap of course!).

SImpsons and Futurama are big hits with my family, and Malcolm in the Middle. I dont know how big they are in US though.


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LOL Keith

ok ok i can also admit that i only sat through one or 2 whole episodes of EE !!

never got into malcom in the middle - rather i liked, and recently bought a 44 DVD set of "Everyone Loves Raymond", an exaggerated and comedic view of a italian-american family. Another brilliant bit of ensemble acting- saw bits and pieces of these shows enacted in everyday italian descent families who i grew up around !

try this one if you get the chance - thinking you may enjoy it

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British shows that I've enjoyed that I don't think anyone else has mentioned so far:

The Vicar of Dibley
Coupling
Mistresses
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl

OK, maybe I should stop now that the obvious pattern has emerged. But Coupling really was brilliant.

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DanHenderson wrote:
British shows that I've enjoyed that I don't think anyone else has mentioned so far:

The Vicar of Dibley
Coupling
Mistresses
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl

OK, maybe I should stop now that the obvious pattern has emerged.


Based on your choices, our pattern matching service also suggests:

  • No Sex Please, We're British
  • Carry on Emanuelle
  • Confessions of a Window Cleaner


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PeterScott wrote:
Based on your choices, our pattern matching service also suggests:

  • No Sex Please, We're British
  • Carry on Emanuelle
  • Confessions of a Window Cleaner


Never heard of any of them! Thank you!

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I tried to watch Benny Hill several times over the years. I really tried.

I discovered that when everyone else is laughing and you stand there looking bewildered it kind of dampens the party though and I gave up.

I have the same reaction to the Three Stooges.

Perhaps I am just dense or perhaps it is a gender thing....What exactly is funny here that I am not getting?


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