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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-02-13 09:15
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Who Do You Think You Are?

I haven't blogged yet about my thoughts about Who Do You Think You Are? because they make me feel a bit unpatriotic.

Don't get me wrong. I watched every single episode of the first season and have seen both the first and second episodes this season. My phone alerts me 10 minutes before viewing so I can get comfy.

And I too am glad the producers heard the masses crying out in unison that we *don't* all have ADD and forget where we left off after coming back from the bathroom during the commercial break...

I also agree that the show may skew the impressions of newbie family historians and genealogists about how easy/difficult it is to find your roots.

But this is show business, and what we have here is about 48 minutes (sans commercial breaks) to find the family history of the celebrity of the evening. WDYTYA is to genealogy as CSI is to forensic law.

So this entry is a little late in coming, because my all time favorite WDYTYA hasn't ever aired on NBC. And it won't.

Because it aired on the BBC...



The Brits had it going on with this one...Stephen Fry was just wonderful - genuine and very down to earth.

And he did a lot of his own research.

[identity profile] pattyloof.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 19:40 (UTC)(link)
I fell in love with Stephen Fry when I saw him in V for Vendetta. I had no idea they had done a show on him -- thanks so much for the link!

[identity profile] dee-burris.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 19:55 (UTC)(link)
Make sure you watch all six of them - they are about 10 minutes long a piece.

And get the tissues out in segment 4...