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Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
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Tony Cooper<> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:46:21 -0600, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}> wrote:
>> Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:
>>> "Eric Stevens"<> wrote
>>> | N E V E R  H E A R D  O F  S P I K E  M I L L I G A N ?
>>> |
>>> Ah. British. No wonder. Sorry. We get British soap
>>> opera junk like Downton Abbey, and fake ethnic
>>> Irish bands singing Danny Boy, on our PBS in the US.
>>> I guess probably because it's cheap or free. Also
>>> because there's a weird Anglophile cult among
>>> American self-appointed highbrow types. Anything
>>> said in a British accent is thought to be well thought
>>> out. :)
>> ...and yet we in the USA frequently steal British programming, to produce
>> shows such as “House of Cards”, “All in the Family”, and “The Office”.
> Add one of my favorite shows, "Shameless" to that list.  The original
> was about a family in Manchester, UK. I tried to watch an episode of
> the original, but the lower-class Mancunian accents were almost
> ununderstandable.  
>> Then there are the very good BBC series such as “Hinterland”, and
>> “Shetland” which are available on Netflix and/or Amazon Prime. Add
>> Scandinavian series such as “The Killing”, “The Bridge”, and “Wallander”
>> which made it to the BBC in their original form, and made it to the US as
>> American productions.
> We've watched all mentioned above.  Great stuff.
> I understand that not all people's interests are the same, but we look
> forward to every "Masterpiece" series.  Currently, it's "Victoria" and
> it's quite good.  "The Crown" was good as was "Call the Midwife". 
> Netflix offers quite a good selection of Brit shows.  "The
> Detectorists", "Happy Valley", and "The IT Crowd" were favorites here.
> We're looking forward to Netflix picking up Season 7 of "Doc Martin".
> While some greatly enjoy "Doctor Who", it's never appealed to me.
> Science fiction/fantasy and outer space shows are not for me.

I never found the appeal, just as I never found the appeal with “Star Trek”
and its offspring.
> If liking the "Masterpiece" productions, and not US TV reality shows,
> talent shows, cooking shows, and dancing competitions make me a
> "highbrow" type, I say "It's a fair cop, Guv."

I suspect that we have similar likes when it comes to our choices in