|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-02-13 09:15 am UTC
|Entry tags:||bbc, genealogy, wdytya|
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.