A Big Night for Brits at The Golden Globes… ‘Tis the Season to Stay In and Watch TV!

What a fantastic night at the Golden Globes for British actors. Tea & Sympathy heartthrob Idris Elba took home the award for best actor in a miniseries or movie for his leading role in BBC’s crime series Luther, while Kate Winslet won the female equivalent for her role ine HBO’s Mildred Pierce. And the prize for best miniseries or movie went very servingly to ITV’s Downton Abbey. And let’s not forget Ricky Gervais – although we often wish we could…

After being named the best takeaway accompaniment to Downton Abbey by Gothamist, and what with this freezing weather, we’re going to be staying in, ordering in and tuning in to some of the great British TV that’s on at the moment. We’ll keep you updated, and would love to hear your feedback on what you’ve been watching. Talking of which, anyone see Sherlock last night on PBS?

Monday Morning Humor & An Ode to Sherlock

We’d heard whispers that the BBC’s ‘Sherlock‘ was fantastic but 2011 was such a busy year, we didn’t find time to watch it. However, in a few spare moments this weekend, we sat down with a cuppa and tuned into the first episodes of the new season. And blimey, it’s bleedin’ brilliant! Twists, turns, awesome acting, sharp-as-a-knife screenplay, sex, intrigue, double-crossing… and Benedict Cumberbatch!

We can see why Mr. Cumberbatch has become something of a heartthrob on both sides of the Atlantic, as renowned for his chiselled cheekbones as his flawless acting. The question is now being asked, is he the best Sherlock ever?

In all the excitement of discovering this televisual gem, we forgot to come up with a stonking start to Monday’s Bad British Joke feature for 2012. Never fear though, because something our sleuthing instinct and we recalled that back in 2002, a British Professor set about finding “the world’s funniest joke”. And here’s what came in second place:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and went to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: “Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you see.” Watson replied: “I see millions and millions of stars.” Holmes said: “And what do you deduce from that?” Watson replied: “Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it’s quite likely there are some planets like Earth out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life.” And Holmes said: “Watson, you idiot, it means that somebody stole our tent.”

So what do we think; funny? And more importantly, Benedict Cumberbatch, please come for tea!