Maybe it's because we don't actually get to watch it live here in the US. Or maybe it's because we only think of BBC America as the place we go for Doctor Who and late night reruns of Monty Python Perhaps, we just just don't want to get burnt out before the Oscars. No matter the reason, it seems like every year the BAFTA Awards get ignored here in the US, but there is no reason what that should be.
No, not Survivor. That airs Thursdays. This is Survivors, plural, as in "we need to stick together if we are going to be." This is a new version of a British sci-fi series that aired in the 1970s, about a virus that wipes out most of the world's population, leaving a small band of survivors to start over again in a broken, sparsely populated world (meaning England). Except that while the most of them are decent enough folks, one of them is a dangerous convict, who only walked out of prison after he killed the one remaining guard. So he's, like, a double secret survivor. With a gun.
One of our British shows more people should be watching, the third season of Robin Hood kicks off tonight on BBC America, and it's a pretty angry episode, for reasons I'll leave until after the jump for those of you who are only now finishing up Season 2. But tonight's episode sees a big, crazy fight between Robin and Sir Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff of Nottingham's second in command, and it also introduces Brother Tuck, who I guess is Friar Tuck as a rookie? Hit the jump for some episode details.