I have never been too big of a TV person. Don't get me wrong, if it is there, then like to have it on in the background, mostly as a distraction. Over here it is a little different though. English TV is just another way to stay connected to home, albeit through pop culture and horrible reality shows (and when I say horrible, I mean awesome).
|TV makes me feel like a zombie...but not really hungry for brains|
|If my husband had to choose between the two of us...I might be in trouble! lol|
Thankfully, channels like ESPN America, the Movie Channel, Discovery and Diva (very similar to Bravo) bring a taste of home to our German life. Oh,and of course because I think I am still 14 years old, MTV is quite a time killer and life saver as well.
What is still confusing, though, is the selection of American TV shows that some of the channels choose to broadcast. For instance, at about any time, of any given day, "Maury" is playing somewhere in the British Sky realm.
My first reaction was, "Eff-ing rights, I love Maury, his blue zip-up sweaters and the ridiculous guests on his show". Then of course my second reaction was "Holy crap, this is totally what the British think Americans are like". And if that is the case, I couldn't be more embarrassed. Don't get me wrong, the show is such a guilty pleasure for me, but I know that not all people in the United States are like the guests on the show. I am just hoping that the British people who watch the show realize the same thing.
|How the 'bleep' do you keep a straight face on your show?!|
One channel on Sky shows "Two and a Half Men" all day everyday. Another does the same for "Scrubs". Could they not afford the royalties for any other shows?
"Walker, Texas Ranger" seems to still be a hot commodity over in England. Can't say I blame them, who is more badass than Chuck Norris!?! If this show is ever on at home, do yourself a big favor and sit down for the hour and watch it. I guarantee you will not be disappointed by the hilarity of the Ranger.
|He is the sole reason I would NEVER mess with a Texas Ranger|
|There's no crying in supermodeling!!|
And wow, just as I am writing this post, a new show (well, new for here) on the E! channel is about to start. "Dallas Divas & Daughters". Great, now people in Britain will not only think that all Americans are delinquents with cheating husbands, but they will also think that everyone in Texas lives out the real "Dallas" soap everyday. Haha, what can ya do?!