The New British Invasion
Don’t worry, we mean this in the best way possible! We may have wanted independence from them in the 1700s, but now we love our neighbors from across the pond! What the Rolling Stones and the Beatles did for American music in the 60s and 70s, the Brits are here again to mix things up.
We see them all over TV, from Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones. From cooking shows with Jamie Oliver to Gordon Ramsey. We love the comedic styling of Ricky Gervais and can never have too much of Hugh Laurie. Not to be left out of the mix, America has fallen in love with British movie stars as well. You want a good action movie, Jason Statham can usually guarantee one, the cast of Harry Potter are the darlings of the silver screen and all of America has fallen in love with Emma Watson.
What do these Brits bring to the table? Something new and fresh. We live in the times of global access, so why not expand our horizons? With YouTube leading the way with entertainment access for all, it really was only a matter of time. But who can complain? With people like Benedict Cumberbatch playing strange and quirky characters with a gusto and leading ladies like Emilia Clarke and Dame Maggie Smith shows women everyone what it means to be strong, we definitely can’t complain!