This post is about something that holds a special place in my heart.
Growing up, 8pm Saturday nights, you’d find my family in front of the TV watching basic cable channel 9: PBS or “The British Comedies”!
First: Monarch of the Glen, As Time Goes By, and Keeping Up Appearances, followed by: a random selection of shows including: The Faulty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Are You Being Served, Monty Python, Doc Martin, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, etc. We were even able to sing each intro song and commercials by heart!
This passion for BBC shows has followed me into adulthood, honestly randomly on Saturday nights I look up and think “The Bucket [bouquet] residents, the lady of the house speaking!” and run to my Netflix to watch Hyacinth drive Richard crazy all night.
But for real, half the shows I watch now are BBC: Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War, Sherlock, Merlin, Lark Rise to Candleford, Mr. Selfridge, The Paradise, Land Girls, Ballykissangel… !!
I don’t know how they do it but the story lines are so simple and innocent, I feel like American TV shows are levels below BBC’s abilities (though, I’m not saying BBC hasn’t had any failures either). I just love the feeling I have after watch anything on BBC, somewhat uplifted and that not everyone in the world is out for their own good.
Plus it gives me an overwhelming desire to offer everyone tea, even if they are staying for 30 seconds. (seriously why don’t we do this!)
Oh and don’t get me started on BBC Movies! Ever since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie came out and they deleted all the beautiful scenes of Hogwarts kitchen and what not, I’ve said “I can’t wait for the day when BBC makes their own version which follows the book word for word!” – honestly it would be beautiful but I have a feeling that it won’t happen for a good 20-30 years.
Anyways there’s my DORK-ing out for the day, which now has gotten me into the mood for some Monarch of the Glen, and I think I’ll make a pot of tea! *Cheers!* Happy Dorking!