Re: Recommended TV Shows (that most of US is missing)
I don't watch much network TV at all, unless there's a game on, but there are some shows that I have TiVo season passes to that I really like.
The Thirsty Traveler on the Fine Living Channel - Kevin Brauch travels around the world and visits all sorts of wineries, distilleries, and breweries. He will go on a tour of the spirit making facility and explain how it is made. He usually hits a party during each show too.
Little Britain on BBC America – Bawdy British humor. Funny stuff but definitely not for everyone and definitely not for the kids.
Dogfights on the History Channel – Recreates famous aerial battles using really good video game animation. Interviews and old newsreel type footage supplement the sharp graphics.
Pardon the Interruption on ESPN – Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon talk about sports and dig on each other for a half hour. My day isn’t complete until I get my fix.
Classic Albums on VH1 Classic – They revisit the making of a classic old album and talk to those who were involved in the recording, editing, and producing etc. etc. Two of my favorites so far have been Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors.