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Any Other British TV fans out there?

Lol, binge watching in between falling asleep πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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There was a science fiction series, Blake's 7, that I enjoyed watching in the 1980s.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake%27s_7

 

It was about seven people who escaped a prison ship to another uninhabited space ship that was better than anyone else's.  They were freedom fighters against an oppressive government.  But it had one of the worst endings of any series.  The oppressive government won in the end.

 

 

 

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There was a British comedy called Miranda a while back that was off and on funny, if you get British humor, which often I don't. But it had one wet-your-pants-laughing-so-hard episode called Just Act Normal in which Miranda and her mother are mandated to a therapy session. If you've ever been to therapy, if you've had a less than ideal relationship with your mother, you have to watch this. It's viewable free on Amazon Prime:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.34b4a28d-98f5-3663-ed52-f5039294c035?autoplay=1&...

 

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I think I mentioned this show elsewhere on the AARP site, but if you have Netflix, there's a Scottish show called "Still Game" which I like a lot. It's about a group of Scottish retirees ("pensioners"). The language can be a bit...salty, but it makes me laugh.

 

But β€” very important! Watch it with the subtitles on. The accents are very thick.

 

And a guilty pleasure: "Toast of London." Also on Netflix. The main character, Stephen Toast, is a struggling actor in London. The language on that show would make a sailor blush. I've watched the eighteen episodes of "Toast" over and over because they make me laugh very hard.   

 

But it may not be for everyone!

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You might enjoy Derry Girls on Netflix.  The following is my favorite scene where they have a wedding dance to Rock The Boat by Hues Corporation.  It's a real thing in Ireland.

 

 

 

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I keep seeing this pop up on Netflix. May have to check it out now.

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@aruzinsky wrote:

You might enjoy Derry Girls on Netflix.  The following is my favorite scene where they have a wedding dance to Rock The Boat by Hues Corporation.  It's a real thing in Ireland.

 

 

 


πŸ’₯Lol @aruzinsky πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ’₯

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@AvocadoDog wrote:

I think I mentioned this show elsewhere on the AARP site, but if you have Netflix, there's a Scottish show called "Still Game" which I like a lot. It's about a group of Scottish retirees ("pensioners"). The language can be a bit...salty, but it makes me laugh.

 

But β€” very important! Watch it with the subtitles on. The accents are very thick.

 

And a guilty pleasure: "Toast of London." Also on Netflix. The main character, Stephen Toast, is a struggling actor in London. The language on that show would make a sailor blush. I've watched the eighteen episodes of "Toast" over and over because they make me laugh very hard.   

 

But it may not be for everyone!


πŸ’₯Thanks @AvocadoDog πŸ˜πŸ’₯

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I think I watched every episode of Dr. Who but it is getting too liberal by making him a transsexual woman.  I should have seen it coming with the spinoff, Torchwood, which I stopped watching because I couldn't stand the large amount of homosexual propaganda.   I also watch BBC news.  Fawlty Towers was very funny.

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I think I watched every episode of Dr. Who but it is getting too liberal by making him a transsexual woman.  I should have seen it coming with the spinoff, Torchwood, which I stopped watching because I couldn't stand the large amount of homosexual propaganda.  Remarkably, the Conservative Party is on a roll in England.   I also watch BBC news.  Fawlty Towers was very funny.


πŸ’₯Hi @aruzinsky I have never watched Dr. Who. Lol, yes, Fawlty Towers kept me giggling! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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Not much for British TV except for one person that needs no words to describe him because he uses few words:

 

                                        MR. BEAN

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Mr. Bean and Benny Hill are some classic, witty, British comedy series. Also funny is "Keeping Up Appearances".  

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Benny Hill


πŸ’₯Hi @aruzinsky never watch him. Thanks for stopping by to join our discussion 😁πŸ’₯

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@nctarheel wrote:

Not much for British TV except for one person that needs no words to describe him because he uses few words:

 

                                        MR. BEAN


πŸ’₯@nctarheel I have never heard of Mr. Bean. No pressure at all, but can you tell me about Mr. Bean? In other words, drama, comedy etc.πŸ’₯

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πŸ’₯@nctarheel 

I have never heard of Mr. Bean. No pressure at all, but can you tell me about Mr. Bean? In other words, drama, comedy etc.πŸ’₯


Mr. Bean is a character played by Rowan Atkinson, a famous British comedian. He does mainly physical comedy with little to no dialogue. There is a real reason for this as Mr. Atkinson is a life long stutterer.

 

Anyway, the physical bits are hilarious. I have his entire series on tape; however, no longer have a VCR on which to play them.

 

To give you an idea of his comedy...... he's on a plane..... he wants to scare the person in the seat in front of him.... he blows up a bag to pop it so it makes a loud popping sound but the bag has a hole and doesn't pop.... so he grabs a bag from the kid sitting across the aisle from him blows it up and pops it not realizing the kid had just gotten airsick in the bag. His humor was goofy like that but funny.

 

There is plenty of his work on YouTube to watch.

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