The Pop Almanac Podcast #26: British TV
This week the Pop Almanac combats a collective SXSW hangover to talk about the recent obsession with British television.
Brendan doesn't quite understand the phenenomenon of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes' hugely popular period drama, and considers the recent Sherlock update a missed opportunity to break from tradition. Duncan can't bring himself to question the progeny of the current British invasion, since those shows represent a huge upgrade over popular television in America.
But do they hold up to the current "golden age" of television? And why do both of your hosts have such an endless fascination with anything post-apocalyptic? Listen to find out!