British TV drama seems to be feeling pretty chuffed with itself at the moment and rightly so. In the last few years there's been a string of notable successes. Shameless, Bodies, Bleak House, Life On Mars to name but a few. But why is it then that, when the viewing public are asked about what drama they like best, they plump for an American drama series? Why does the best of US television inspire such evangelical appointment-to-view loyalty?
Monday, March 19, 2007
What can British TV drama learn from the US?
The website for UK TV weekly Broadcast has an interesting article from freelance director Jon Sen analysing what British drama series can learn from their counterparts across the Atlantic. [Most content on the website is subscriber-only, but not this.] Here's how Sen opens his piece: