Television Shows Around the World

Philippines
February 4, 2008 10:30pm CST
With cable TV, I feel I have search around the world with all the numerous channel to choose. It takes more than fifteen minutes to make me turn all the channels. I go from US, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Germany, Hongkong, Philippines and Singapore. Many US shows are repeated in other channel. I get so bored. English as a second language makes me tired understanding the speed of a conversation. My mind needs some rest, but I have no other choice of entertainment. Many people, young and old are more concerned about what shows to watch than go out and make friends and find other activity to make them busy.
3 responses
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I agree with you..I think that watching television sometimes is ok but you don't need to make that your entire life...I mean you should go out and try and have fun and make new friends because really you can't ever have enough friends...and who knows whenever you are out you may wind up having more fun than you would have had if you had stayed at home watching television...but really who am I to talk there are certain shows that I try to watch whenever they come on...I think its like an addiction or something lol
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Thank you for your comment. Its a lonely world the whole day is spent at home. Its seems my old friends are also busy with their life.
@BeSeven (22)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I teach ESL. I know that studying it can make students very tired. It's always hard trying to listen/read/think in a second language, and English is harder than most languages because it is very illogical. When you relax, you might want to try just watching TV in your own language. It might provide a more relaxing experience--just keep a list of the channels that are broadcast in your native language, and only watch those--especially when you are tired. I don't even have cable or satellite. I get six channels. That's all. It's enough for me. I can explore the world on the Internet. It's more interactive anyway.
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Thank you for your comment. Most of the shows I like to watch are in English. I hardly understand Mandarin. Most Filipino shows are news, drama and game shows.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
Is your provider a local cable company? If it is you should ask them to add Australia Network. It's a free service with a lot of good shows, and several programs expecially for learners of English. If you're going to test for IELTS, it is especially good. I have converted several teachers from Britain, N.Z. and The U.S. into watching this channel. You might have to get some friends to put pressure on your provider, but once they know it is FREE for them to transmit they are usually interested.