Do you watch television shows that are produced in a different country?

United States
July 2, 2008 10:25pm CST
Since my personal challenge to go without TV for one month is over, and I did pretty good, its time to check back in and see what's new on the tele. There are a few shows that I've found that are set in a different country, my kids watch a show on Nick called, "H2O", its set in Australia, I also watch a couple of tela novels, (spanish soap operas), and Torchwood, I think its set in England. Are there shows that you watch that aren't set in your country?
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@LouieWpHs04 (4559)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Torchwood is a pretty good show, are those new episodes you're watching, or reruns of old episodes? and yeah, I do. I watch a lot of shows that weren't produced in the good ol' us of a. I watch a lot of shows made here though too, it all depends what holds my interests really. If I find it enjoyable, i'll watch it no matter where it was made.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
I think I'm watching new episodes, I found a site that has tons of tv shows, including Torchwood, if you are interested I'll send you the link, PM me when you can.
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@youless (97361)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 08
Yes, I like watching foreign TV shows as long as they are interesting. Such as I like watching America's Next Top Model, Friends, Prison Break, Project Runway, The Naked Chef etc. I love China
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I actually prefer watching foreign tv series with all the nonsense they're putting on air in our local networks right now. I'm not much into tv, I'm more into movies..
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• United States
3 Jul 08
if its interesting and in english i will watch it... im not fond of subtitles but i will watch a movie with them if it looks good enough
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@NettyB (335)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I LOVE BBC! The Brits have a raw sense of humor!
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• United States
4 Jul 08
They do, its almost a dry humor, but I get the references.
@underdogtoo (9596)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
With cable television we get all kinds of shows in different languages. I only watch a few that I like. I don't really care for the origin of the shows.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
Love your screen name. Cable does help to connect us with shows that we woundn't get to see anywhere else.
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@aendzie (571)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I do, I do..lol.I love watching shows from different countries, I've seen programs from mostly in Korea, China and Japan. Wel, it's kinda shallow, you can easily predict what's gonna happen next, but if you just want to to tickle your childish dreams and imagination this the one for you. When you don't have to exert an effort thinking and bothering yourself of what the lead could have done or what...try it pips..u'll love Asian programs..
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Welcome to myLot. I love watching shows from other countries, I like to see their culture.
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• India
3 Jul 08
Yes why not. If the show is really interesting and if I really could follow the plot or format, I will watch it.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Welcome to myLot. I find shows that are in a different country educational and entertaining.
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@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I watch several shows that are from Canada. They are aired on The-N. One of them, Instant Star, actually just had it's final episode even last week, but I still plan on watching it through i-tunes downloads and stuff. The other show I have been really into for years is Degrassi, I have seen some of the original shows, from the 80's, and I liked those, but I really like the newer ones, that have been on since I believe about 2001, it's hard to believe that when I started watching it I was about 17/18, time goes by way too quickly! LOL I have also seen some other shows on tv through the years that were either Canadian, British and I think one was from New Zealand or something. I have always been really into teen shows, so I don't know if most people have heard of some of them, unless they have kids. LOL
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• United States
3 Jul 08
I've heard of a few shows that you've mentioned, teen shows are cool, its weird to see how they handle stuff overseas.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
i dont wacth tele novela's no more, i use to get upset when they killed off the main character or when it ended. the kids wacth the h2o and i sometimes wacth it too, its an ok show, i never heard of torchwood.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Its pretty cool. Its a Dr. Who time travel show, its always intense.
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@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
yes i do! i used to watch spanish soap operas, as well other soap operas within Asia (Korean, Japanese & Chinese, translated or with subtitles). i also watch series from the US such as friends and prison break.
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@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I'm not sure how to answer this. I watch shows from a different country, yes, but they're from the same country I am. Doctor Who and Torchwood are particular favorites.
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• China
4 Jul 08
I seldom watch television shows,no matter which countres they are produced in.But in our country,people like Korean television shows more than which produced in our own country.I don't why.Maybe because the girls and boys are beautiful in the show.
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@qhwater (393)
• China
4 Jul 08
if the shows are nice, why not? and if the shows are good for our children, then i will definately choose to watch it with my children. now there are so many TVshows everyday. we can choose the favorate ones to watch if there is no harm to me and to my children.
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@dianagnes (1088)
• Singapore
3 Jul 08
Yes i do.Mostly theirs are more entertaining rather than my country.hehe! I love dramas from Korea,Japan,Phillipines and of course i watched mostly from Malaysia & Indonesia.Tv channels here took outside dramas because its a good story and so they show it here. I can feel that sometimes im lost at the updates of the tv channels of my country.My tv everyday will tune to Indonesian channels where there are the dramas.Im a drama freak.That's why. Congrats on your personal challenge.I wish to do my own so as to get me mugging on studies rather than glueing my eyes on tv.Its kinda hard as the dramas is showing everyday and its getting interesting everytime.haha..
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@SHAMRACK (8525)
• India
3 Jul 08
Dear friend, I really like many shows in television produce in different countries. In some cases even though I do not know the language I could enjoy the songs and musics and also there some entertainment programmes too that is really to be appreciated to those who give permissions to telecast to our place. I really appreciate the other country shows and their unique style of their culture and customs are also well focused in some shows which helps me to learn more about the other country and their people lifestyle. Also some other country shows are really enjoyable.
@SueRod (238)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I love "Are you being Served" and it was made in England. I think that's the only one that I watch that are set in another country. Even though it was in the 70's and most of the actors have passed away it's still one of my favorite shows. Take care.
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• South Africa
3 Jul 08
I live in South Africa and unfortunately most of the stuff made here for TV fails to hold my interest. It's mostly just low budget soap operas. So I watch plenty of stuff from other places. There is a lot of good stuff in Japan if you don't mind reading subtitles. Other stuff will be watched coming out of America and some English comedies are quite good.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Jul 08
there are so many here..like korean, taiwanese, mexico and the likes...the one that leaves mark on television series here in our country were the "F Four and Marimar" ive watched that two here and its a good one..but my hubby were not a fan of them and very loyal to our own artists
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
yes, i wached television shows that is not set in my country... eventhough its foreign but catch my interest, i do watched... thus, i love seeing the location as if i was been there... at the same time apreciate there acts... that i think i gain some knowledge of there tradition and culture..