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While looking for all things Top Gear I happened on a page of videos featuring James May on his own.  There was a whole range of subjects covered, from toys to the moon landing.  It’s a shame we aren’t getting more of his stuff imported.  I mean directly imported.  Not like when we see a show we think will make money and then Americanize it.  I’m sick of having my content Americanized.  Not that it’s always tragic, but seeing the world from a new perspective would be good for the U.S. from time to time.  I wonder if the James May stuff is the kind of thing British people are sick of and they want American shows to help break up the monotony. 

I know a little more about television over there than the average American.  It’s my understanding that you pay a licensing fee to have a television, or radio.  Said fee seems to be why Doctor Who DVD sets are so crazy expensive to get here.  I think it has something to do with why content on some BBC websites is locked off from people outside the U.K.  There must be a way around it.  I have yet to find it, but just you wait BBC.  I’ll get to your delicious content eventually…  MARK MY WORDS! 

There’s a new show on BBCA called Being Human.  It’s about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost living in an apartment together.  It sounds like it should be a comedy to me, but it is not.  It’s fantasy taken very seriously.  I liked what I saw of the first episode.  I’m not sure what rules the monsters play by.  The vampire can’t be seen in a mirror, so there’s some old rules being used.  I might go ahead and follow it for a bit just to see how the show mythology works.  If I don’t like it then I’ll wander off t something else.    

I mention it because it seems like the kind of show that might get marked for Amricanizing.  Imagining how badly it could be ruined makes my head swim.