More Anglophilia

My wife and I both enjoy British television shows. She recently bought an app for our AppleTV that allows us to watch live TV as it streams from broadcasters around the world. In particular, this means that we can watch BBC programs as soon as they come out instead of having to wait for them to shows up on one of the channels in the United States.

Not only can we see the popular new British shows as they premiere but we can also watch the ones that are not even made available anywhere else in the world. For example, we have developed a taste for British game shows and panel shows. Even their reruns of television shows from the fifties and sixties are interesting and new to us. We didn’t get to see them when they first ran and in some cases they have provided background that has helped us appreciate references that were made to them in later shows.

The major problem is the time difference between here and the UK. Their evening shows begin here around noon. Unless they rebroadcast a show in the middle of the night, we don’t get to see them except on weekends. I am considering purchasing a DVR to time shift them. Like all such loopholes, I suspect these too will be closed soon. But in the mean time, we are enjoying catching up on as much British Television as we can handle.

Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.