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“Sherlock” Emmy wins

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch

Congrats to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who won the Emmy for best lead actor and best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for their roles as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in BBC’s “Sherlock.” The show’s creator Steven Moffat also took the Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.”

If you haven’t seen “Sherlock” yet, what are you waiting for? You can stream it on Netflix and it is such a great watch!

See the full list of Emmy winners from last night’s broadcast.

Bravo’s Ladies of London

Ladies of London

So, I’ve never gotten into watching “The Real Housewives” series. I’ve only ever watched the full first season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (as an Orange County native, I felt it was my duty), but managed to avoid getting sucked into the rest of them.

That may change with the start of “Ladies of London,” the latest Bravo series that airs June 5. It follows a group of elite British socialites and American expats (Annabelle Neilson and Caroline Stanbury along with Americans Juliet Angus, Caprice Bourret, Marissa Hermer and Noelle Reno), with a special appearance from Julie Montagu, who is married to the heir of the Earl of Sandwich.

I expect it will be a lot of wine swilling, tea spilling, diva fights and fascinator wearing shenanigans. Kind of “Real World London” meets “The Princess Diaries.”

Busy as a bee

Ah, it’s been one of those crazy busy weeks at work and on the home front, juggling and trying to stay afloat (and mixing metaphors in the process!).

Oh yeah, and I’ve discovered “True Detective,” and have been a veritable junkie, huffing episode after episode.

I’m reminded today that I may need to employ the Sherlock method of memory to keep my checklists in check and my to-dos done. Happy Tuesday!

Be Quiet Sherlock sign

“Sherlock” Season 3 – The Musical

I’ve made no secret of my adoration for the BBC show “Sherlock.” If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?!

In the meantime, for those who are caught up with Season 3, here’s a musical spoof that’s pretty spot on! (There are some *spoiler alerts* if you haven’t caught up, so watch at your own peril…)

17 types of people you see on “Jeremy Kyle”

The Jeremy Kyle Show

I know I’ve blogged a bit about the “The Jeremy Kyle Show” here and here.

But I have to do one more and share this amazing collection of characters – “The 17 types of people you see on ‘Jeremy Kyle’ – that so thoughtfully put together.

Read on and I dare you not to smile.

Radio Times Christmas issue

Radio Times

There are few words to explain the allure of the Radio Times Christmas issue, which is on newsstands in Britain now. It’s just one of those traditional symbols of the season for Brits. Think TV Guide but bigger, better and packed with all of the juicy details about the Christmas programs that will be airing on British TV during the holidays.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact Brits only have five main TV channels (if you don’t have a Digibox) or the fact that British TV shows typically are limited runs (compared to American TV shows that continue on for years … I’m talking to you, Simpsons!), but there is genuine magic when Christmas rolls around and many of these shows that had ended (ie. “The Office” or “Only Fools and Horses”) have a Christmas episode (a reunion with our old friends on the telly!). This Christmas, there will be Christmas episodes for “Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family,” and “Doctor Who,” as well as a new sequel to “The Snowman.”

There’s always the usual parade of Christmas movies and children’s programming and even the glorious cooking shows (Delia, Nigella, Jamie Oliver, etc.) serve as a tasty reminder of the season. The Radio Times details them all so you don’t miss a bit. It’s an enduring British tradition that I love this time of year.