Worth watchin Up North & Down Under?
July 12, 2010 7:01 AM Subscribe
Non-American, non-British TV show recommendations.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to media & arts (68 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
The spousal unit and I are branching out. We've really enjoyed this past 18 months of British TV viewing but now we have a chance to watch TV shows from other English speaking countries. Any suggestions of well written shows we must see from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa?
Above anything else, we like well written shows and other than that we have few preferences: Drama, Comedy, Historical, SF, and Horror are all fine, but vampires are right out! I am sick to death of vampires. Also Lost-type of shows leave us cold, as do love-driven shows, sex-driven shows, most shows about teenagers and most cop/hospital/law shows.
Here is a list of our favorites:
Gavin and Stacey
The Thick of It
A few shows we recently tried:
Seven Periods with Mr. Gormbsy (NZ) fantastic!
McLeod's Daughters (Au) Just fair- I've only seen the first episode and I'm undecided.
Living in Your Car (Ca) Too early to tell, but what we've seen is smart writing. I think this could be very good.
I Rock (Au) Awful, unwatchable.
Dan for Mayor (Ca) Pretty lame.