Wednesday, April 15, 2015

If you could only pick...

one television station for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

I got to thinking about my post yesterday about potatoes being the food I would pick if forced and started thinking about other choices I might make.

That lead me to television stations. For me, it would have to be PBS with all of their shows made in the UK. I watch them ALL!! And LOVE everyone. 

Of course it all started with Downton Abbey! (Hey, did I tell you that I'm going to London in August with a few girlfriends for the Downton Abbey Tour)? Okay, another story for another time. Anyway, next year will be Downton's last. I'm very sad to see it go. But with all the other fabulous shows from the UK, I have no doubt there are better things to come.

Until then, I'll continue to watch the following:

Call the Midwife---this show makes me CRY. every. week. It is that moving! A show based on true events and babies. What's not to love? Babies y'all!

Mr. Selfridge---first off, I love Jeremy Pivens---ever since Entourage. He's just great. A show based on true events surrounding Selfridge's department store. What's not to love? It's shopping y'all!

Grantchester---I couldn't figure out if this is a new series, so I bought it. I took it to the farm last week and we "marathoned" through it. So good. What's not to love? It's a priest and a mystery y'all!

I have Wolf Hall taped and ready to watch. I don't really know anything about it. But what's not to love? It's another period piece y'all!:

Sandy sent me The Paradise which I haven't watched yet. Then there's Foyle's War.  Not to mention all the programs I've already seen:
Upstairs, Downstairs---ended far too soon in my opinion What's not to love? It's rich people, poor people and secrets, y'all!

Let's not forget the regular programming---concerts, documentaries, nature, The American Experience (Dust Bowl, Civil War, The Great Depression, The Roosevelts to name a few), Antiques Roadshow and Ancestry Roadshow.

Be still my heart. There's just so much value and depth to PBS

PBS---what's not to love? It's costumes, scenery, jewelry and hairstyles y'all!

I had to add the y'alls for all of y'all just to remind myself that I'm not British!!


  1. If it's really your favorite station, make a donation. What's not to love? It's free tv y'all!

  2. I love PBS America and I would be torn between that and BBC2. I have watched Grantchester and Wolf Hall and really enjoyed Foyle's War and Call the Midwife. Downton Abbey has deteriorated as they struggle for plot. All these are on different channels over here so you can see my problem. I have watched The Roosevelts, The Dust Bowl, The Civil War and Lewis and Clark and a couple of other Ken Burns documentaries I just love the way he gets the information across - I loved his Abraham Lincoln film and then when he was on Finding Your Roots and he was told he was connected to his hero, well that was a really good programme. PBS is my go to channel

  3. BBC4 here has the best History programmes, so I'd have to pick it. Wolf Hall was wonderful, and I liked Upstairs Downstairs way better than Downton

  4. I love all our programmes you have mentioned but have to say I also enjoy Game of Thrones, House, The Good Wife and my all time favourite West Wing

  5. It would be a toss-up between PBS and CBS here - I don't know if I could give up NCIS and The Good Wife.


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