1. wlareviewofbooks:

The British are coming back. Chris Oates on Dr. Who and the British television trend in American culture:

Perhaps no other show evinces this trend as much as Doctor Who, partly because few other shows are so particularly British. In fact, Doctor Who is so British that Brits tend to disbelieve that it has become popular in the US. Their reaction at being told that one of their quirky national traditions attracts an audience unfamiliar with tea towels and gap years is a bit like an American being told that the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is being livestreamed unironically across France. Really? That’s what you’re watching? But only we watch that.

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wait… do people in other countries not have tea towels??? WHAT DO YOU DRY YOUR PLATES WITH

    wlareviewofbooks:

    The British are coming back. Chris Oates on Dr. Who and the British television trend in American culture:

    Perhaps no other show evinces this trend as much as Doctor Who, partly because few other shows are so particularly British. In fact, Doctor Who is so British that Brits tend to disbelieve that it has become popular in the US. Their reaction at being told that one of their quirky national traditions attracts an audience unfamiliar with tea towels and gap years is a bit like an American being told that the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is being livestreamed unironically across France. Really? That’s what you’re watching? But only we watch that.

    Read the whole article here.

    wait… do people in other countries not have tea towels??? WHAT DO YOU DRY YOUR PLATES WITH

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    wait… do people in other countries not have tea towels??? WHAT DO YOU DRY YOUR PLATES WITH
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    Pretty on board with calling Dr. Who the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest of television shows. A waste of time and...
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