The Second British Invasion

TV Programmes

First it was the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that successfully invaded the North American shores and won the hearts of many fans – now it’s television shows and movies.

At any given time, you can find 100-200 British TV shows and 100 movies on Netflix. Amazon boasts over 150 British shows on Amazon Prime and there is a healthy collection airing on Hulu. For the diehard fans, there’s BritBox. 

Actors Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard pop up everywhere on British imports; sometimes as British and sometimes as North American, testimonial to their acting talents. 

Is there a difference between British and North American content? Not that I can tell. While the number of episodes varies the content doesn’t feel significantly different. Funny is funny no matter what the accent.