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GenreTV: “British ‘Series’ vs. American ‘Seasons'”

By on May 25, 2012 in Affiliates | 0 comments

My good friend Kayti at Primetimely affiliate GenreTV ponders the quality-vs.-quantity question by examining the differences between how we Yanks do things and how the Brits do ’em. But I’m still left wondering: if they refer to seasons as “series,” then what’s their term for what we call “series finales”? And, more pressingly, how can I schedule regular shipments of crumpets? BBC’s Sherlock may be my favorite show on television, but, most of the time, it doesn’t feel like it’s actually on television. This is because its series come in sets of three. Yes, the episodes are basically feature-length, coming in at an hour-and-a-half apiece, but it’s still not enough! And don’t even get me started on the fact that I am going to have to wait more than a year for the next installment. I blame my frustrations on my American upbringing, where network...