OK, I confess...
I'm a hopeless Anglophile, hopelessly
addicted to BritComs. It all started with Good Neighbors, better known in the
UK as The Good Life. Although I can't find anyone
who is airing Good Neighbors these days, it remains my
all-time favourite BritCom. I was pleasantly surprised, when
I caught the first
episode of Monarch of the Glen on BBCAmerica,
to see none other than Richard Briers (who played Tom Good) in
a major role. You haven't seen Monarch of the Glen yet?
What are you waiting for? I would subscribe to satellite tv for
this show alone!
Once I was totally hooked on Good Neighbors,
it was only natural that To
the Manor Born would rise
immediately to the #2 spot in my top ten list. Starring Good
Neighbors' own extremely talented Penelope Keith and the
dashing Peter Bowles. After that, it became a matter of following
Penelope, Felicity (Kendall of Good Neighbors), RIchard,
and Peter from show to show to show.
And, of course, who could possibly resist
the lanky, boyishly charming Hugh Laurie? He and Stephen Fry
were captivating as Jeeves and Wooster. More recently, I enjoyed
Hugh's all-too-brief appearances in the remake of The Borrowers,
starring John Goodman. and am hoping to get Gosford Park
for Christmas. *hint, hint, family!* 8-]