One of the things I’ve really missed whilst I have been living in Germany is being able to watch TV in English. I miss just being able to have the TV on the background whilst I do things around the house just tuning in here and there without having to pay attention to every single word. I also miss just hearing English.
Today as I was flicking through the channels after doing my mandatory 30 minutes of watching TV in German for the day, I stumbled across MTV and it was in English! However, the show is absolutely dreadful. It is one of those shows I would never watch back home, I would skip past it whilst shaking my head about some of the total idiots that inhabit this world. Here, however, I stop and watch it, just so happy to hear English coming from my TV.
The show is called Next and has a girl or guy who has to choose one of five guys or girls to go on a date with. All the people on the show are self absorbed pretentious little shits who make me weep for the future of humanity, but still I watch it.
As I have sat here writing this post, Next has ended and now we have the lovely offering of “Date My Mom” where moms go on a date with some young guy to score a date for their daughter. It is actually better than “Next” – sad but true. Ok, I take that back. The date just had a deep long conversation with the mother about her breasts. *face palm*
The things you do in Germany just to hear English on your TV.