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Land of Soap and Glory: An Ode to British TV

If you type the word “doctor” in the Wikipedia search box, “Doctor Who” appears ahead of “doctorate”. Now that’s cultural relevance for you.

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Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama?

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...

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Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover'

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.

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Pas Chic Chic: Au Contraire

A kind of pitiless New Wave chanson pop.

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