Infinite Cups of Tea: The Social and Psychological Implications of the UK’s National Beverage

TeaWe all know tea is the non-alcoholic beverage of choice of the British people. In the Wikipedia entry for Tea in the United Kingdom,they address the common held misconception that “much of the time in the United Kingdom, tea drinking is not the delicate, refined cultural expression that some might imagine: a cup (or commonly a mug) of tea is something drunk often.” So for those who think tea is…

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Who Did It Best? Life on Mars vs Ashes to Ashes

This post has been in the back of mind for literally years, ever since I found out there was a sequel to my favorite British TV series of all time, Life on Mars. For those who haven’t seen LOM, first of all, shame on you. Here’s the premise in a nutshell.

What held up the writing was that I couldn’t find a way to watch Ashes to…

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The Many Doctors of Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor  image credit BBC America

Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor
image credit BBC America

Peter Capaldi’s debut as the 12th Doctor is less than 24 hours away and I know there are still a few of you out there who are concerned about how a more mature actor will make the role his own. I have no advance knowledge of series 8 of course, but I’m here to say our beloved Time Lord is in good hands.

It has been highly publicized that…

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My Telly Voids: Children’s Programming

If you are a fan of the sci-fi/police drama series Life on Mars, you are no doubt familiar with this wonderfully funny and nostalgic scene which parodies the 1966 stop motion animation children’s show, Camberwick Green.


Here’s the real thing…

The creators of Life…

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