The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Where’s the BBC in BBC America?


Yeah, so, what’s the deal with BBC America?

I thought the whole idea of BBC America was that TV viewers in America got to see what’s on the BBC, but every time I check to see what’s on, it’s showing “Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” or “The X-Files.” Basically, BBC America is Syfy Channel-2 now.

The other day BBC America was showing “Batman” movies … and not the good ones.

And why are all the awesome BBC shows such as “Sherlock” and “Downton Abbey” on PBS? It’s fine that they are. I’m going to watch them. I like PBS. I’m smart, and I wear glasses. But why aren’t these shows on BBC America? “Sherlock” is airing new episodes right now overseas. Why do I have to wait until May for PBS to air them? Shouldn’t/couldn’t BBC America air them now?

And yes, these are the things I worry about now. I could worry myself about the current political climate of this country, but fuck that. This is important.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/mocker/goober/mother in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, podcast, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

8 thoughts on “Where’s the BBC in BBC America?

  1. From the BBC America FAQ (

    “BBC AMERICA offers the best in British entertainment to U.S. audiences, with a robust lineup of sci-fi, comedy, reality, drama, documentary, and movies, all delivered in our uniquely British voice.”

    Apparently, Sonia, you haven’t noticed the “uniquely British voice” in these shows. For instance, listen closely to the voice of Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’m pretty sure that’s a British fucking accent. Listen to Gaius Baltar’s voice in Battlestar Galactica. British, fucking, accent! X-Files? There’s probably a limey there somewhere, maybe The Smoking Man. He holds his cigarettes like a queer. Isn’t that what they call cigarettes in Britain, “queers”? Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, BBC America’s for queers.

  2. You’re thinking of Bravo, Aaron.

  3. I think you’re kind of homophobic, Aaron. Shame on you!

  4. Nuh-uh! You are!

  5. Email me a list of programs you want recorded and I’ll mail them to you: that can be your raised finger of grievance to BBC America.

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