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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 19:51

How can America watch TV?
I'm just watching Ice Road Truckers but it's quite different to the UK incarnation.

Why is everything so dramatic? It's not entertaining, rather annoying!

Is there ever no music? Why is there so much narration?

Kitchen Nightmares is the same, so dramatic.

Does it not annoy you? Or is it a case of America doesn't know any difference?
Just wondering.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:03

Well, do not lump us all in together :rofl: , I've never seen either of those shows, and honestly ask myself the same questions, as well as who approves these stupid f*cking shows; apparently there is an audience out there. I guess I just do not know anyone from that audience. Here comes a rant, shows like "Real housewives of (insert city)", "Mob wives", "Duck Dynasty" all cater to specific (imo below avg intelligence) individuals - especially the housewives shows.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:05

With their eyes, usually sitting on a comfy chair or sofa :laugh:

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:14

I have no experience watching non American tv except for episodes of Kitchen Nightmares on the BBC channel. That show seems to be exactly the same as the US version (except Gordon curses much more on the BBC version). As for all of the reality shows I believe the majority of them are scripted so I think its just another form of entertainment. Only shows I watch at the moment are: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:17

A lot of people feed off the drama. Ive seen those shows, but do not watch them on a regular basis. Drama/conflict sells.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:18

yet another fine example as to why I do not watch television (with a few exceptions)
We do not have Television service however, I stream a few shows online with Hulu, BBC and the like.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 22:25

How can America watch TV?
I'm just watching Ice Road Truckers but it's quite different to the UK incarnation.

Why is everything so dramatic? It's not entertaining, rather annoying!

Is there ever no music? Why is there so much narration?

Kitchen Nightmares is the same, so dramatic.

Does it not annoy you? Or is it a case of America doesn't know any difference?
Just wondering.


all reality TV is overly dramatic...apparently that leads some to believe it's non-scripted. want a real laugh check out Amish Mafia

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 22:28

The only real difference I noticed in American shows was lots of them can't seem to go 2-3 seconds without changing camera angles xD

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 22:35

Like this, I presume...

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Only joking :rofl:

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 22:41



#11 Growled

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:22

It's amazing how often I find myself watching British TV shows here in America.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:51

I don't like Dr. Who, so lets call it even.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:22

How can America watch TV?
I'm just watching Ice Road Truckers but it's quite different to the UK incarnation.

Why is everything so dramatic? It's not entertaining, rather annoying!

Is there ever no music? Why is there so much narration?

Kitchen Nightmares is the same, so dramatic.

Does it not annoy you? Or is it a case of America doesn't know any difference?
Just wondering.


We don't all watch the same thing. I hate all of those stupid reality shows myself.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:26

I don't like Dr. Who, so lets call it even.


GASP!!!!

#15 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:50

I'll still watch it.
The exception is Judge Judy as everyone likes her! :D