Cut to this past winter: satellite dish, a gazillion channels. Alright, a lot of what's on is complete rubbish, but there are some good programs out there. My husband has become addicted to Top Gear on BBC Canada. It's on every night. I'm assuming it's available on BBC America and other international channels. At first, I thought it would be a boring car show, or that Ken (an Englishman), was watching it for nostalgic reasons.
Turns out it's amazing. Each show features a celebrity (usually a British thespian or rock star) driving a speed lap in a sedan. Last week I saw Hellen Mirren, Jools Holland, and Ronnie Wood. The three hosts are hilarious and critical. They tell you if a car is any good or not. They also do bizarre things all the time. Here's a clip of the three guys driving big rigs. They clearly have no idea what they're doing. I'm amazed that lives weren't lost.