When we lived in the Metro Detroit area, we were in Warren... where 12 Mile Road meets Schoenner.
I shopped at the Sterling Heights mall and our favorite barbecue place (Memphis Smoke) was in Royal Oak (we did visit the zoo there!).
I actually ended up liking the area even though I was happy to move away, not being a big city girl and all. I hated driving on the Expressway around Detroit so much that when we moved, I drove all the way up Twelve Mile to Royal Oak to get on the Expressway there!
Regarding the BBC shows...
Good Neighbors is special to me as I watched it in the early years of my marriage when we wanted to "get back to the land". I remember watching it on PBS each week and LOVING it so much. I often check it out of the library, someday I'd like to own it. There is not a Christmas season that goes by that I don't think of their Christmas episode.
I enjoyed two of my favorite comedy actresses in Rosemary & Thyme. I haven't seen it on PBS or BBC America for awhile... a very good "cozy mystery".
We used to get As Time Goes By and Keeping Up Appearances on BBC America but they stopped a year or two ago. Our PBS station plays As Time Goes By once in awhile. Although very different forms of comedy, I like them both.
I started watching Last of the Summer Wine on PBS soon after we had the new antennae installed. Who would think a comedy based around old men would be so funny that I'd be laughing out loud half the time I'm watching it?
I'm so happy the library near campus has all of The Darling Buds of May. I need to start with season one soon and watch all of them again. They also have all the James Harriot shows. I enjoyed them when they were on PBS originally but I haven't watched them for years.
There are others I know I've enjoyed but their names escape me right now.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the Foyle's War shows and I've enjoyed just about everything on their Masterpiece Mystery series these past few months. There is something so delicious about a British mystery program. Hmmm... was Cadfael a BBC production?
Then there are the BBC Jane Austens... sigh... bliss.
Once the weather gets cold and especially when the snow falls, I tend to hibernate (can we say driving on ice is not my favorite thing to do?). That is when I check one or two DVDs from the library.
Suggestions are welcome!