Thursday, December 04, 2008

Colonial Television?

So it turns out America is still the colonies. At least when it comes to network TV series concepts. The real power resides back in Britain.
--Dianne Werts on the Brilliant But Cancelled website


Werts tries to argue that the UK is the real source of inspiration for American television. Her chief examples: Life on Mars, Worst Week, Eleventh Hour.

Well . . . sitcoms, maybe; reality show, definitely. But drama?

Dexter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Pushing Daisies, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chroicles, Heroes, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Reaper, Chuck, Californication, Prison Break, Bones, Weeds, the CSI franchise, 24, House . . . (to name only a few series currently on the air)--are any of these UK inspired?

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