I know that we are suppose to be answering a question from our contact page today, but I have packed up my little book that I have written them all down in. However, in place of answering one of your questions (please use my “ask me anything” tab and I’ll get back to you!) I have decided to ask a few questions of my own – but specifically to those people who live in Britain and watch British television. So here we go!
First of all – I LOVE British television. I’m not sure what it is about it, but I really do love it. My tastes seem to vary depending on my mood when I get introduced to a show though. For instance, I absolutely hate Mr. Bean and Monty Python, but I loooooovvvvveeee Fawlty Towers. Like most people I know, Downton Abbey is high on my list of top shows I’ve ever seen. Then of course there are the mini-series, like Jane Austen remakes or Jane Eyre and other period dramas that suck me right in.
Just a few questions though:
- Why are seasons so short?! If I’m just starting a new series, and I’m just really getting invested in the story line and the characters, and then “oh, it’s been 6 episodes come back next year” Like Sherlock – I haven’t seen a new episode in so long I’m going to have to go back and re-watch at least the last season just to feel like I understand it enough whenever the new season comes out.
- While some shows end in a nice tidy bow (North and South), some others leave you totally hanging (Bluestone 42) what’s the deal with that?!
- Speaking of Bluestone 42, I have watched the series in its entirety 3 times. I love it – I grew up watching MASH with my parents and having this as the war show for my generation is amazing. I can not stop telling people at it! Even after seeing it all 3 times over, I still laugh my face off! So my question is: is it coming back?
- If it is not coming back, PLEASE for the love of sweet baby Jesus, someone tell me what happened to Simon! I don’t care if you make it up, or if you know the actor himself (Stephen Wight) and he tells you want he thinks. Or ya know, maybe you are friends with Jamie Quinn or Scott Hoatson (Mac and Rocket) and they have theories of their own. I JUST NEED TO KNOW!
- Why did I, half way through writing this post, switch to narrating my ideas in my head in a Scottish accent? I know I’m half Scottish and my grandma would be proud, but it’s just a tad bit weird.
Ok British friends, help me out here! Especially with number 4, because you can’t just end a series with a man sitting in a cave and not let people know what happens to him! Not cool at all!