Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:It's funny. You 'merrckins get hundreds of channels on your cable televisions, but infrequently do you get something great. The only reason I'm glad that Australia is still connected to Britain is that we get a lot of their TV.
It's not that we couldn't get it on TV, so much as we don't "get" a fair portion of British humor I think. I had to rewind Torchwood every few minutes and try again to understand what was just said, for one thing, because British and American English have grown apart far enough that I simply don't know many of the words and phrases used. It's also worth pointing out that the customs which are common and funny to you make for jokes that I get must be jokes, and yet I know I'm missing.
Dr. Who, for example, travels in time using a police box. I'm sure that would be funnier if I knew what the hell a police box was.
In looking this up, I discovered there have been 11 actors who played Dr. Who, and that it's on the air even now. See, the only time I ever remember seeing an episode Tom Baker played him.
I don't even know what a police box is, but I think it's a telephone box that only calls the cops. And Tom Baker? That was a while back. He was one of the best, though.
But I agree with the British and American English differences. It's not so bad here because we're a bit of a blend of them both, but I can understand that, because apparently Americans speak really slow, and British people speak really fast.
Hippie Pirate wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote: I have all the episodes of Flight of the Conchords, but haven't watched it in a while. It's a great show.
Are you aware the second season is on?
What? I thought there were only 18 (or 13, can't remember) episodes! How dare they air a second season without telling me!
It'll be on here in 'Stralia soon, I dare say.
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