Deuce Dropper wrote:
your integrity. If I was prettier I'm sure I'd turn down many chances to be a buffoon as well. I have been on TV twice here, and the most shocking thing I learned is that those sound effects are pumped live into the studio, not edited in after the fact, fucking annoying, and the questions they asked, so Goddamn demeaning...Not worth the shit money I was paid.
I did it once, and I wouldn't go back. I mistakingly thought that it might do my modeling career some good, but quickly realized, that just like modeling, it only requires that you sell absolutely anything, even when you don't agree with the product.
I was on a Jacky Wu show which required the usual panel of dumb arse looking foreigners. The show was talking about "Which country's people are most in need of plastic surgery?". Exactly! How's that for deep and meaningful?!
Jacky joked to the very dark brown guy sitting next to me "If you were any blacker, anyone seeing you would die of fright!"
At which point I responded "If you took your hat off and were any shorter, then anyone would have a hard job finding you!" Childish, I know, and I regret the comment, but I was frustrated the whole time we were filming as I didn't know what we were even filming before hand. Anyway, my comments were edited out, and Jacky remained the star of the show.
The saddest thing was that no one laughed at any "jokes" which he made through the whole course of filming. We were asked to stay behind for ten minutes and shoot "laughter" shots. These were edited into the final show which was broadcast.
Yes, a LOT of Taiwanese T.V. is shit! [In my opinion!]
Some one mentioned the "Canadian". Were you talking about Chris Downs
One of my favorite T.V. shows in Taiwan, and this isn't really crediting her in the full sense, is the Sissy Show. Sissy is about the only one I know who provides news content from outside of the island, and then offers some opinionated breakdown of the subject.
I quite like her show in all. She doesn't claim to be "news". I don't treat her as "the news". But she is practically the only provider of any exterior news on the island. She does some homework and has some interesting things to say. Opinion pieces mostly, but I like that, much like myself at times, she plays devils advocate and challenges many public opinions.