Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


A Love Letter

Dear BBC America,

I've always really liked your channel. I grew up watching Are You Being Served? on my local PBS station, so having a whole channel of British television shows was brilliant in my book. In the past, I've especially loved Cash in the Attic, Changing Rooms, What Not to Wear, and the dearly departed Ground Force.

But now I've started having a great appreciation for the dramas on your station. This is thanks primarily to Life on Mars, which is just a fantastic show, and I can't wait to find out what's really happened to Sam Tyler--I'm hoping to catch some new clues during the marathon of the first four episodes on Sunday. The commercials for Murder City, which premieres tomorrow night, look really good. And I've admired the chutzpah of retelling Shakespeare, as you've done with Shakespea-Retold. Even the New York Times agrees with me on that one.

So, in conclusion, keep up the good work. You've now become one of my desert-island channels. I hope libraries jump on this bandwagon and make sure to get DVDs of British television shows. My local library has done this, because one of the many DVD sets it has is all four seasons of my new addiction, Coupling. In fact, I'm off to browse the BBC America shop now.

Much love,


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  • At 10:12 PM, Blogger Liz B said…

    I adore Life On Mars. Wonderful, awesome show!

  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Liz B said…

    Thanks for the heads up about ShakespeaRe-Told. I hadn't noticed it -- not enough to watch it. But, thanks to you last night caught The Taming of The Shrew.



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