Friday, April 12, 2013

TV Anorak: An American Intro To British TV-The K's

1. British: A person obsessively interested in a thing or topic that doesn't seem to warrant such attention.

This series of Challenge posts is an introduction to British TV shows for my fellow Americans. For instructions on how to play different region-coded DVD's, please go either here or here to read my previous blog posts that should clear up any confusion. Next up:


I probably shouldn't say "K's" with this one, but "K", because there is only one. But my oh my, what an important one it is because, again, prepare yourself for yet another Stephen Fry submission (can you tell I love the guy or what?).

Does Fry do comedy, drama, or documentaries better? Kingdom is definitely a plug on the drama side! There were only three series of this show, and other crappy cliffhanger-ending cancellation (why can't the networks let them know they are getting cancelled so they can do a finale episode?). There are comedic moments in the show, but it centers around Peter Kingdom (Fry) who takes over his brother's law practice in a small coastal town after his brother mysteriously walks into the ocean and disappears. His sister, played by Hermione Norris (and you may remember me mentioning her from Cold Feet and an upcoming "S", I can't stand her, although this is one of her better performances), has been in and out of mental hospitals her whole life and comes to live with Peter while wreaks havoc as she struggles to control her sanity. There is nothing quiet about this little town and Peter is constantly dragged into the soap opera lives of its inhabitants as well as his family's! Here's a hilarious clip of Peter Kingdom having an encounter with a magic mushroom!

Know any other good "K" shows? Let me know!

1 comment:

Tama said...

Keeping up Appearances! I love Onslow and Daisy!