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offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-10-28 08:02 [#02588273]
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reading this board with loads of uk content and often tv
content i often dont know what shows and people you are on
about. good thing youre linking :) i am amazed that
europe´s tv programmes arent really intermingled with each
other. i get the odd bbc doc on german tv but hardly any
show/series, soap, comedy. there is a few movies and at
least one crime show. however uk and uk tv is another planet
for me. same goes for any other european country. is the
culture of each of our countries specific to an extent as
that its too hard to export with subs or dubs?
its even hard to find dr who. and i dont even know frances
or italys most successful shows names. loads of people watch
tv all day or at least everyday. the potential of cultural
exploitation aswell as learning about our neighbours is
humongous yet almost inexistent.
im glad there is "arte" a german/french collab tv station
which tries hard on that.
do you wish you had more of that?
do you have any favourite foreign shows?


 

offline Roger Wilco from nude idol on 2019-10-28 09:51 [#02588276]
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I will say this, as regards the UK. For all the noise you'll
here from the people against Brexit, we have VANISHINGLY
LITTLE exposure to TV or indeed any culture from Europe.
There's no easy access to French, German, Spanish news. We
are diseasedly insular. I go to the third world and the
basic cable has got at least one channel from the major Euro
countries, let alone their own neighbors. It's appalling,
fucking appalling, and it's EXACTLY why we're in the state
we're in


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-10-28 10:10 [#02588277]
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my knowledge of foreign tv only extends as far as being
aroused by large french muffs on a school trip. that and a
swiss channel that seemed to be showing nothing but POV
train journeys for hours on end. baffling. i am part of the
problem


 

offline Tony Danza from Hillary 2020 on 2019-10-28 11:17 [#02588287]
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ooh I used to see POV train travelogues on Canadian daytime
TV on many a stoned teenage summer afternoon. I'd whoop like
a loon when they went through a tunnel.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-28 14:30 [#02588294]
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There's loads of euro shows on Netflix, I always watch them,
the French are very good at schlocky thrillers with
supernatural elements


 

offline Tony Danza from Hillary 2020 on 2019-10-28 14:34 [#02588295]
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Yes! I've been watching Black Spot (Zone Blanche) and it's
great. No spoilers please I'm only 4 episodes in.


 

offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2019-10-29 00:22 [#02588299]
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Used to be tons of european garbage channels on british sky
TV when it first started as you could tune it to whatever
you wanted. It was no benefit.

Tv is shit in any language, for any audience, largely due to
the greed and formulaic insistence of its investors.

Be grateful for the cheap disingenuous interaction it gives
you.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-10-29 07:48 [#02588304]
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certainly tv is mostly garbage and pretty much anything else
is worth your time. plus the most valuable programmes are
political stand-ups which are practically impossible to
translate due to its witty use of language and even if you
surpass the language barrier youre likely to miss the point
half of the time if youre not into the local media and
politics.

the stations that are free to watch changed a lot over time
in germany. stone age antenna gave you british cnn, mtv,
sometimes dutch channels maybe due to me living close to the
border, plus trt a turkish station which played mainly
talking people and traditional music. it will stay forever
in my memory as ridiculously bassy and overdriven.

in dutch television they used to show foreign movies with
dutch subs and original dubbing, which is maybe a clue to
the fantastic english they speak.

good to know theres stuff on netlfix, im still without
paying a dime for tv, never paid for cable, and was a leech,
but maybe that is about to change in the future.

from watching german news i mainly hear about foreign
elections a few times a year. the odd scandal with them
involved and sometimes actual law changes, but the
discussions that are being held in our neighbour countries.
no idea...



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-10-29 07:49 [#02588305]
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still waiting for what our french and italian folks have to
say


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-10-29 07:50 [#02588306]
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and if obi is still around, what its like from poland


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-29 08:05 [#02588308]
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I'm on episode 4 too, just finished Marianne a few days ago
then started it


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-10-30 07:36 [#02588327]
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did you guys know "Arte" is available in six languages
online.
hadnt noticed until yesterday... pretty cool :)


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-10-30 09:38 [#02588328]
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Ur right that I never see any European comedy though, except
for the occasional movie. Never seen the Dutch equivalent of
The Young Ones or the Portuguese Brass Eye for example.


 

offline Tony Danza from Hillary 2020 on 2019-10-30 13:05 [#02588331]
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Ah yeah have to add Marianne to my watchlist. I've put the
eurogoth stuff on hold this week because the missus has me
watching the Paul Rudd cloning thing. It's good, reminds me
of something Charlie Kaufman would write.


 

offline RussellDust on 2019-10-30 17:29 [#02588346]
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I watch tv, selectively. I like that today you have a vast
array of choice that you can watch whenever. I watch
European and UK telly. Mostly UK.


 

offline Jeff Mozart on 2019-11-08 01:41 [#02588753]
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A weird show. I'm 7 episodes in, and yet I don't feel it's
gripping me. But I also won't stop watching it.

Rudd is goooooood, btw, I genuinely forget he's playing both
roles most of the time.. also never really think "how did
they do that", which is a good sign.


 


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