Issues every American pop culture nut faces while living in Britain

Our favourite shows are remakes? There's more to know about Doctor Who? How many BBCs are there? Maddie Ptacin discovers there are more differences across the pond than just misspellings and traffic laws...

I knew jumping the pond would come with a dose or two of pop culture shock, but neither book nor movie nor gif-based list could prepare me for the bewildering array of issues I’ve experienced since my arrival…


Discovering there are assigned seats at the movie theatre

Trying to understand British TV networks 

Having to double check that they’ve seen a show before you reference it


And basically insulting everyone in the process because this is the 21st century so of course they know what ER is.