A while back (and tucked into the folds of a thread about YouTube) Peak Banana recommended this show for Dopers who were looking for new things on YouTube. I was astonished by how much I loved this show, but I was equally blown away that I did not recall ever hearing about it before or after that thread on the Dope.
Stephen Fry hosts the BBC program that is part game show, part educational and part comedy. I found it to be the apotheosis of what Dopers were and would love. If you watched the first two episodes (I believe they are all on YouTube), and did not come away with a feeling that contemporary television had completely redeemed itself, then you had no business being a Doper.
Here are the first two episodes from YouTube in three parts each:
Episode two (one of the best EVER shows):
Frequently on the SDMB there are references to The Princess Bride, Joss Whedon shows, The Lord of The Rings and countless other shows, but I am stunned that this show doesn’t get much mention here. Is it simply because of lack of exposure? Is it not all that popular, even across the pond?
I’m dying to know what the Doper collective thinks of this show!