I’d Like to Thank…

Last night, along with 43 million other people, I watched the Oscars, an annual event for me.  I revel in the celebration of film and great performances, homages to Hollywood icons, and of course, the emotional acceptance speeches.  I’m a sucker for those even if I have no idea who the person is or what…

TV for an Anglophile: Mystery Edition #2

Today, the Golden Globes nominations were announced (with a nod for Best Actress for Tatiana Maslany!), and along with it the usual “who got snubbed” pieces.  And I couldn’t help notice how many of the snubs mentioned across several websites dealt mostly with the overlooked actresses this season.  So, in that spirit, I thought I…

TV for an Anglophile – Supernatural Edition

Luckily, BBC has given into the supernatural genre that has gotten so popular in the past few years.  So it’s the supernatural edition of my tv “anglo-files”. Looking at the basic premise of the show, Being Human really surprised me.  The tale of a vampire, werewolf, and a ghost living together in a Bristol house…

TV for an Anglophile – Mystery Edition

Continuing on with my “anglo-files”, it’s the mystery edition. Thanks to some random channel surfing one day, I stumbled upon a new BBC gem being shown on PBS: Sherlock. For those of you who already fans of the great detective, you, like me, were probably excited when Guy Ritchie brought our man to the big…

TV for an Anglophile

Growing up where we did, our TV viewing and music tastes were shaped by what was popular in Europe or Australia.  It’s why we were listening to Ricky Martin and Oasis years before our American cousins or can recognize Kylie Minogue from Neighbors.  I didn’t say we were proud of it, it’s just what we…