The original list from yesterday
As it turns out, shortly after I compiled my list of Favourite British Comedies yesterday I realised I had left some critical shows out which caused me once again to bang my head repeatedly on the table in front of me, causing me further stress.
I have rectified the situation by creating a part two list, which I’m sure is cheating! So that I could include other types of shows and not just comedies I called this list Favourite British TV Shows, Part Two.
The cheating, second top 5 list
- Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister
- Midsomer Murders (I’ve read the books too)
- Jeeves and Wooster (brilliant! And I’ve read the books too)
- A Bit of Fry and Laurie
- SuperTed (the memories…!)
I read on Google Reader that Kelli hadn’t heard of most of the shows I’d listed; I’ve been told that British TV shows are much less popular and well known in the US than in Australia. For me, on the whole I find British shows to be more realistic, more subtle and wittier than shows made in the US, with the notable exception of gems like Arrested Development, M*A*S*H and Boston Legal. If you’ve never seen any before, you’re missing out on a real treat.
In fact, I reckon I can think of more to fill a third list. I don’t have time to be doing this stuff, but it’s just too much fun! Maybe next I need to do a British Drama or Detective list.