DR. WHO….The consensus in the previous comment thread is that American copies of British shows suck. But how about British shows themselves? Robin McKie writes about the latest revival of Dr. Who in the Guardian:

It’s not the contemporary values that make the show. It is its clever imitation of US hits such as Buffy and Angel: a mixture of smart, ironic humour and creepy horror. ‘That won’t last,’ says the Doctor, peering at a couple posing for the pages of Heat . ‘He’s gay and she’s an alien.’ And Rose has some equally sassy gags. Told that an Evil Intelligence is going to bring all the world’s plastic to life, she gasps: ‘What, even breast implants?’

Lotsa yucks there. Apparently the Brits have learned well from their erstwhile colonists.