TV in other lands: don’t vouch for the couch…
Blog Guy, I guess I watch way too much junk television, because I don’t really know what’s going on with other cultures around the world. Can you answer a question for me?
Sigh. I was afraid this would happen once I got tagged as an educational blog. Sure, go ahead.
Do other cultures watch a lot of television, too? Is it pretty much the same custom everywhere? You know, sitting back on the couch with a drink and a big bowl of popcorn and not watching Jay Leno? Is it like that all over?
No. As you can see here, in South Korea viewers lie on their stomachs or kneel and watch their favorite shows through holes in the floor. And the remote controls are longer, with handles and cranks on them.
That is very interesting. It does look quite different. But the whole family does gather around, right?
Of course, and in-between shows they are entertained by their dancing fish. It is truly fun for all ages.
So it’s like totally different from here?
Well no, the part about not watching Leno is the same everywhere…
People fish for trout through holes in a frozen river in Hwacheon, about 12 miles south of the demilitarized zone separating two Koreas, January 10, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won