The Atlantic Wire's Richard Lawson put forward several theories Tuesday for the American television watcher's recent fit of anglophilia, but none of them were quite so bluntly stated as the theory of our featured commenter, HFgm: British TV is better. 

Here's HFgm's take:

There is no doubt the UK is experiencing a golden era of television and film.  I no longer watch American TV, with the exception of a few crime documentary programs ("Dateline" and "48 Hours Mystery") and "NCIS."  American talk shows and game shows cannot compete with UK chat shows or quiz shows.  The UK, quite simply, does television better.  There are countless humorists and comedians/comediennes who are contributing to the present day brilliance.