Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[2]: Still stealing.
by Vinegar Joe on Sat 25th Feb 2012 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Still stealing."
Vinegar Joe
Member since:
2006-08-16

* The kicker: "No shipments to Germany, Italy,Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Austria......"


Why do your your TV shows suck so bad? I mean seriously, outside of a few humorous commercials, European TV is really, really bad.

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RE[3]: Still stealing.
by BeamishBoy on Sat 25th Feb 2012 01:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Still stealing."
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

Why do your your TV shows suck so bad? I mean seriously, outside of a few humorous commercials, European TV is really, really bad.


You clearly have no familiarity with European TV. Engrenages, Forbrydelsen, Wallander, Lilyhammer, and Borgen are all outstanding TV.

And then of course there's the BBC, which is the greatest collection of TV & Radio channels anywhere, ever.

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RE[4]: Still stealing.
by dylansmrjones on Sat 25th Feb 2012 10:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Still stealing."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

And two of those are Danish, one is swedish, and one is norwegian-american... the real Europe is boring like you wouldn't believe it except Britain (all hail Little Britain!)

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RE[4]: Still stealing.
by helf on Sat 25th Feb 2012 20:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Still stealing."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Im an American and I got pissed at that comment, lol.

I LOVE British and European tv. I'd rather watch a lot of British sitcoms than a lot of American ones.

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RE[3]: Still stealing.
by tylerdurden on Sat 25th Feb 2012 01:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Still stealing."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Dude, your profile claims you're in Taiwan.

If that is the case, something about people in glass houses and throwing rocks not being a good combination, etc, etc.

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RE[3]: Still stealing.
by fran on Sat 25th Feb 2012 03:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Still stealing."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

The other day I started to watch the series Braquo for the first time. Really impressed.

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RE[3]: Still stealing.
by Neolander on Sat 25th Feb 2012 07:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Still stealing."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, we get crappy TV, you get bandwidth-capped internet connections and multiple incompatible wireless standards. Take your pick ;)

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RE[3]: Still stealing.
by Browser Insider on Sat 25th Feb 2012 10:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Still stealing."
Browser Insider Member since:
2009-06-16

In France, I would only watch two channels: France 5 and Arte (and to some extend, free TV shows from Canal+). The other channels are crappy!

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RE[4]: Still stealing.
by Neolander on Sat 25th Feb 2012 12:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Still stealing."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

LCP stuff beyond debates from the Assemblée Nationale and the Sénat looks also great if you're into intellectual debates. Although I don't watch TV much these days, I found their stuff interesting the two times I watched it.

The first time I watched was during the debate on burqa interdiction, a while ago. They had a theologian speaking about women in the Quran and how it is not necessarily what one may think. As an example, he discussed how men who do not sexually satisfy their wives are supposed to get beaten by their peers in Coranic law. Fascinating.

The second time, it was something about surrogacy (mères porteuses/gestation pour autrui), which was also quite interesting.

Edited 2012-02-25 12:28 UTC

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