If you thought that the Charlie Brown cartoons were solely entertainment,
Aw man! I thought the BBC shows were safe on Netflix; they seem to have been a constant fixture of the streaming subscription. As of January 31st, over 50 movies and TV titles will be vanishing from Netflix streaming. Of course, there’s no guarantee that they will disappear forever, but it’s always a shame to lose quality programming. So here are my favorites that will be sorely missed. If British humor isn’t your thing, you shouldn’t be reading this list.
Doctor Who (2005-2012)
If you are just getting around to watching Doctor, Who then you are going to have to do some mad binge watching to finish seven seasons before January 31st. Sorry folks, both the original series and the new series will be deleted as of January 31st, 2015. I can’t imagine this lasting long though, I can already see the petitions in my head from angry Whovians everywhere. Myself included!
Well, if you managed to get through all the seasons of Doctor, Who then you still have time to catch up on the spin-off. Torchwood follows Captain Jack Harkness and his crew. They work for the Torchwood Institute, which assists the government in handling any alien or supernatural things ailing the world when the Doctor isn’t around. Torchwood can be watched if you haven’t seen all (or any) of Doctor Who and focused more on adult themes.Check it out before it’s gone!
Red Dwarf (1988-2009)
I was late to the Red Dwarf party (by 20+ years) but I grew to love it so much when I stumbled upon it. Red Dwarf perfectly balances between the dry British humor and straight-up slapstick humor. Red Dwarf follows a small crew of Dave Lister (last man on Earth), Arnold J. Rimmer (hologram), Holly (the A.I. of the ship), and Cat (a man who evolved from a cat). Lister awakens 3 million years after he is put in hyper sleep to realize his crew was killed, and Earth no longer exists. He realizes he is the last Earthling and now roams space with his companions. There is a definite Odd Couple relation to Red Dwarf, but I find this preferable.
Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)
The only way I see losing Fawlty Towers as a benefit is if they replaced it with Are You Being Served? Otherwise, it’s just a travesty to lose this hilarious John Cleese sitcom.
Top Gear (2003-2013)
I know nothing about cars, I can barely change a tire. But, that doesn’t stop Top Gear from being the only interesting car show on TV British or otherwise.