Hi there again!
Over the past two-to-three months, I had been making a habit of watching "So Graham Norton" on BBC America nightly from 10:00-11:00 PM. Beginning last Monday however, the show was removed from the daily lineup. Looking at the BBC America website, I learned that it won't be coming back any time soon. The good news is that we will be able to see the show on Comedy Central beginning some time next year.
I am wondering whether that will be a mixed blessing. If they are going to film new episodes for an America-only audience, I fear that our self-imposed censorship in this country will effectively remove what makes that show special. I am hoping that Comedy Central just sticks with reruns.
This leads me to think of the American version of "Coupling." I wonder why that was so terrible. The dialogue and stories were pulled from the original series nearly verbatum. It just didn't seem right. My wife noted that: "Americans just don't talk like that." (Awesome observation.)
And if I may follow my train of thought: Do you remember the American version of "Men Behaving Badly?" I thought that the show was not actually so bad. At least it was only BASED on the original. That way the show didn't just seem like a low-rent version of the original (also a problem with "Coupling.")
And speaking of "Men..." I would sure like to see some more episodes of that show. I felt really comfortable with Gary and Tony.
Now I need to consider whether I will spend as much time as before watching BBC America. I like the DIY shows that they constantly play; but there is only so much DIY that I can stomach before getting burned-out. (I don't think that I will get tired of Anna Ryder-Richardson though.)
I suppose that I would tune in to watch: "Are You Being Served?" "Red Dwarf," or "The Good Life."