10/15/2008

My biggest television desire

Disclaimer: For the sake of this post, I define television as episodic filmed entertainment. Sound simple enough, right?

Anyway, what I want is easy access to British comedy on the Internet. I've been able to watch most of Peep Show, all of I'm Alan Partridge, and a lot more. My cousin helped me get Black Books, and of course, Spaced is the high point. People my age, British people my age, making hysterical comedies.

But now, I want to devour Green Wing. I was able to watch the first 2/3's of the first episode, but that appears to be all that is on YouTube. I want to watch the whole thing, or at least, have an easy way to buy the episodes. I know little about the show, but in a post on i09 about the potential of Johnson from Peep Show (Paterson Joseph) being the next actor to play the title role in Doctor Who, I decided to check it out.



I did not like it at first, but after watching the two available clips from this first episode, I can certainly see myself falling in love with this. Sophie from Peep Show is in it. Brian from Spaced is in it. John Oliver even makes an appearance in the first minute or two.

After that, I'd like to go back and try to get the the entire runs of Brittas Empire and Goodnight Sweetheart. When I have money again, I'll buy them, and I'll promote them. I'll start a club! There's so much great British comedy that I want people to know about.

At least all of the episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus are available online, including the fourth season which I'm enjoying more and more as I get older.

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