Best British Shows on Netflix

They are ever green shows and they are for all audiences and especially for kids who love to see some best British writing and appreciate the good TV .

Especially i loved this show very much its very different then the Detective show’s out there i simply love the way Idris Elba does  his role in it ..Both seasons are still must watch if you love your Telly.

While Netflix might be best known for its movie selection, more wily consumers will know that the service also offers much in the way of television shows. What even fewer people might realize is that Netflix has a great catalog of top shelf England television, and shows that might have been relegated to late night PBS are now at our fingertips. From modern to classic, comedies to dramas, there is a wealth of great international television available for streaming.  Here is a short list of some of the best England has to offer by way of Netflix.

This was my on top 5 list in 2011 i loved this show very much its very different then the Detective show’s out there i simply love the way Edris Alba does  his role in it ..Both seasons are still must watch if you love your Telly .

'Luther' Season 3 Trailer

Luther

It seems that crime and mystery shows from across the pond are just better than those we have domestically. Maybe it’s due to the fact that they don’t carry guns, so the emphasis isn’t on action like here in the States…or maybe it’s just the accents. Whatever the reason, few will be able to deny the amazing quality of Luther.

John Luther (Idris Elba) is more than your typical loose-cannon detective. His intellect is as large and imposing as his physical presence, but unfortunately his obsessive nature often gets the better of him.  The series picks up as he is coming back from suspension after being investigated for letting a serial killer nearly fall to his death. 

With his personal and professional life now in shambles, he dedicates himself to his first new cases in months. Soon he becomes the subject of interest for Alice (Ruth Wilson), one of the very killers he’s investigating. The result is an amazing detective show with one of the most interesting relationships in crime
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Black Books

Black Books

When i saw it first time i was in a plane and it totally blew me off it was so good , and the first thing i did when i landed at heathrow i bought all the DVD’s of Black Books and was happy as a little boy .

These three are perfect misfits and this is a very good example of clever writing and mature acting … as some might say

When it comes to lovable jerks, few are as charming as the Irish bookshop owner Bernard Black (Dylan Moran). You would think that a small business owner would want to encourage customers to browse and shop in their store, but luckily for us the real world traditionally has no place in sitcoms. Instead we get a drunken, anti-social shopkeeper that is as bad with customers as he is accounting.

Moran co-created and stars as the owner of the eponymous book store. Aided by the lovable Manny (Bill Bailey) and Fran (Tamsin Greig), Bernard drinks and smokes his way through the work day filled with customers who have the nerve to want things and ask questions. Whether it’s accidentally drinking the Pope’s wine or fighting off a new chain bookstore, the trio are typically left with a hangover and a bad smoky taste in their mouth. It’s cynical, it’s snarky, it’s funny, and it will make you want to start working in a bookstore where you do nothing but drink wine and smoke cigarettes all day.

The IT CrowdCredit: Channel 4

The IT Crowd

Everyone has had that moment when their parents or grandparents call them up on the phone for technical support. Be it their VCR or computer, there’s always someone in need of a bit of guidance. Now take your frustration and then stretch it into an eight hour day, I think you can see why the characters in The IT Crowd are a little high strung at times.

This comedy starts off documenting the struggles of Jen (Katherine Parkinson) as she lies her way into the IT supervisor at Reynholm Industries, but quickly becomes a story about her socially awkward co-workers Roy (Chris O’Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade) trying to fit into the world around them. 

If The Big Bang Theory were to be looked upon as a caricature of geek culture, The IT Crowd then would be a full on surrealist representation of nerds and geeks. It’s a world where social media completely replaces actual social interaction, your boss is an insane egotist, and your only relief is a video game or a good old session of Dungeons & Dragons. A completely made up world that no geek could ever relate to… wait a second…

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Downtime Abbey

Downton Abbey is a deliciously rich drama that centers around the family of The Right Honourable Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the early 1900s. While the general idea of English aristocracy might be lost on many Americans, the human drama will still resonate with most. It’s the story of honor-bound traditionalist who are colliding head-on with the modern world that is slowly drawing in around them. The result is a gripping social drama and a visually stunning period piece.

While Downton Abbey might be home to the Crawley family, the amazing ensemble cast regularly steals the show. The abbey is nearly self-contained world with its own class structure and hierarchy. Maids, butlers, footman and valets all have their place in this strange old fashioned world: each person with their own story and dreams. There might not be a lot of physical action, but there is no shortage of scheming and conflict to keep you coming back for more
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The Monty Python

The Monty Python

The Monty Python boys were making people laugh well before anyone said “Ni!”  Before there was Holy Grail and Life of Brian, and a full 6 years before Saturday Night LiveMonty Python’s Flying Circus was filling the airwaves with all sorts of sketch comedy nonsense. While the group is amazingly successful, many people only know their work in movies. If you are such a person, you can now alleviate that problem by streaming the series that started it all.

Launching the careers of such icons as John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam, Monty Python’s Flying Circus may be one of the most important comedy shows of all time. It continues to influence and inspire the world of comedy to this day. With its unusual way of weaving the plots of their sketches, strange characters, and risque content, Flying Circus pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on television and in mainstream comedy.  While not every sketch is a winner and some episodes are better than others, as a collection there are few shows that will ever come close to being as funny as Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

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Blackadder

I have nothing to say you all already know its the classic and the classic i mean a Benchmark of comedy in TV .. Par Excellence this what made us love the iDiot Box ….

Blackadder is considered by many to be the best comedic show to ever come out of England, and even on paper it’s hard to argue against that claim. The show was created by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, who would later go on to create the iconic Mr. Bean, and stars an amazing cast of comedic actors including Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Miranda Richardson and many more. It’s little wonder that even after all these years that Blackadder still holds a special place in the heart of TV viewers.

The show centers on the fictious Edmund Blackadder through various points in English history.  While his name may remain the same, each season focused on another heir to the Blackadder name.  From 1485 to 1917, Blackadder and his servant Baldrick stumble through history.  Ranging from the Duke of Edinburgh to a Captain in the first World War, Edmund is always the scheming coward with hilarious results.

Sherlock Season 3

Sherlock

Now this is my all time fav now .. this is .. i cant say much abt this or fill the entire length of the pages . love the actors love the stories turns and twists loved the costumes and the Clever and Intelligent script.. Its the BEST SHERLOCK OUT THERE !

Robert Downey Jr. might currently be an amazing Sherlock Holmes on the big screen, but hands down one of the best interpretations of the character has to be Benedict Cumberbatch on BBC’sSherlock.  The show is a modern re-imagining of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle character by show creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, current producer and previous writer of Doctor Whorespectively.

While the stories aren’t always directly lifted from Doyle’s original writing, elements and characters are well represented in the series. Sherlock greatly illustrates the point that good stories and characters are always relevant no matter what century they are from. With little aid from the high tech, Sherlock Holmes uses his amazing memory and skills of deduction to solve the crimes that leave the police dumbfounded.

Though the stories and mysteries are amazing, the characters are what really take center stage.  Cumberbatch’s Holmes is joined by the amazing Martin Freeman as the Afghanistan war veteran Dr. John Watson.  The two have a great chemistry that is undeniable.  It’s really the story of two broken men that are driven together by fate, but soon realize they need each other more than either would like to admit. Sherlock Holmes and Watson might be one of history’s greatest bromances, and BBC’s Sherlock shows respect with a series that has just as much substance as it does style.

While Netflix might be best known for its movie selection, more wily consumers will know that the service also offers much in the way of television shows. What even fewer people might realize is that Netflix has a great catalog of top shelf England television, and shows that might have been relegated to late night PBS are now at our fingertips. From modern to classic, comedies to dramas, there is a wealth of great international television available for streaming.  Here is a short list of some of the best England has to offer by way of Netflix.

Spaced

Spaced

Simon Pegg might be best known for his recent work in Star Trek or Mission Impossible, but his star first began to shine on the Channel 4 classic Spaced. Aspiring writer Daisy (Jessica Stevenson) and comic book artist Tim (Simon Pegg) are forced to pose as a happy professional couple in order to find a suitable apartment after finding themselves unexpectedly homeless.While the show might have used one of the oldest sitcom tropes of all time by putting two near strangers together as roommates, it was anything but a typical sitcom.  

Spaced is a love letter to all the geeky things we loved by the end of Generation-X. Jokes about X-Files, Star Wars, video games and comic books fly as Pegg and his co-creator/writer/star Stevenson made sure that their adventures were anything but humdrum sitcom fare.  Insanely surreal art show zombies, black-op dog rescues, and imaginary gunfights that would rival John Woo are just some of the highlights you have to look forward to in this classic.  

What makes Spaced even more important is that it also marks the first time that Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright would work together on a project.  This team would later go on to make the cult comedy hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz

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