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thegeekway

Is there?  If so what are they?  We have a fair amount of US shows and just wondered what made it over the pond. :)

cmiyc

Top Gear and Dr Who are the only two that come to mind.  Are there others I should be watching?  ;)

You might want to watch Mythbusters.  Until I was in the UK, I didn't realize the commentary/announcer was different depending on the region.
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thegeekway

I've watched every mythbusters to date ;)  I downloaded alot and have a mixture of both the US and UK commentator.

Try Misfits, its not for everyone but has good writing.  Stay away from all British soaps/reality TV, it'll put you off the British for life.

I've only watched a couple of primeval but it seemed ok as did the sanctuary(both kinda like Dr Who).

Peep show, Ideal, The Office(UK) and Scrfapheap Challenge are the only other british programmes I watch ;)

retrolefty

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Dec 19, 2010, 02:39 am Last Edit: Dec 19, 2010, 02:40 am by retrolefty Reason: 1
I only watch Monty Python reruns on PBS stations when they show. How can you top them, Britains greatest.  8-)

Lefty

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Dec 19, 2010, 03:18 am Last Edit: Dec 19, 2010, 03:42 am by bcook Reason: 1

Our PBS station (KERA) has continuously run various British comedies since we moved here about 20 years ago.

There was an attempt to make a U.S. version of Coupling but, WOW, was it bad.

We're currently watching Hustle via Netflix.

cmiyc

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There was an attempt to make a U.S. version of Coupling but, WOW, was it bad.


Replace "Coupling" with almost any show name and I think the same statement holds true.

(except for "The Office.")
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westfw

Some cable TV services carry "BBC America" or similar, and the PBS ("Educational" TV) stations carry a lot of British programming.  I've seen Couplings (the original), Dr Who, Masterpiece theater, Red Dwarf, Monty Python, HGttG, Benny Hill, Poirot, Black Adder, Faulty Towers, Star Cops, and more (and I don't watch much TV.)  My wife watches a lot more...

electrocrook

I'd recommend Spaced, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at their best. There's also enough american film references to make it easy to watch I'd imagine. Two series, 14 episodes in total.

biocow

I grew up in in Califonia the 80's watching Monty Python, Faulty Towers and Are You Being Served.

I remember Coupling. Very bad compared to the couple of orig episodes I've seen.

The Office (remake) is very popular but I just never got into it.

(gonna brag here) I've actually been to 2 tapings of Mythbusters. I was in Hair of the Dog in the huge group scene where the had sniffer dogs try to find a stash in a croud. So many people you can hardly find me. Also taped another about 2 months ago which will air in Jan or Feb.

thegeekway

I hate Monty Python ;)

I mainly watch Eureka, Warehouse 13 and The Big Bang Theory.  Red Dwarf is always a good choice with its £5 budget ;)

I've always wanted to go back to CA(san fran area) to try and get in on the Mythbuster action.  I stayed downtown LA last time and it was great.

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pwillard

Just like "Coupling"... a remake version of Being Human is coming to the USA.... My question is: Why remake it with Canadian actors? This makes no sense to me... it's not like the original was in Italian or something.

cowjam

Presumably because the British sense of humour is too different to mainstream american humour.

The Day Today and Brass Eye are well worth watching but I think they might be very British.

pluggy

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Imahilus

The BBC... one of the few TV sources that still has quality stuff...
I wish we had more brittish TV here, its mostly american ####. Which is plenty a reason to just not watch TV anymore, that.. and that a third of all the airtime is ads.

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