Friday, April 5, 2013

TV Anorak: An American Intro To British TV-The E'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:

Don't panic, there is only one "E" on this list (to make up for the War And Peace length of the "D" post).

Eternal Law
Tobias Menzies and Samuel West play angels (both white-the defense and black-the prosecutor) who function as lawyers in today's world. They are the epitome of frienemies! Sam's character is doing another "earthly service" after being pulled from his last stint after falling in love with a human. But his human love is sneakily put back under his nose (by Tobias' character) to tempt him to go bad again. It's not a religious show but, after the legal aspect, leans more toward the supernatural. It only lasted one series and I hate that because having my two favorite Mr. Elliot's from Jane Austen's Persuasion together was pretty thrilling!

As a side note, I've already mentioned that most British actors have been or probably will be on Doctor Who, but you can usually also find them in adaptations of Jane Austens as well (and the similarities between Spooks and Austen is just uncanny!).

Another reason "E" is short is because I don't really have any other "E", if you know of a good one, I'm all ears!

1 comment:

Kate N said...

I am not a fan of The Office but Ricky Gervais TV show Extras is hilarious - so dry! It really is funny and that should be up there.