Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby Dangergyrl » 23 Apr 2012, 16:58

And my students ask me if I or any other "offworlders" like Taiwan's shows. I tell them very few of us do. You have all covered it in here. I have even watched a few Japanese shows and I can't speak a lick of Japanese but, I find them more interesting, and when the Japanese shows are nonsense, well it's explicitly clear.

It is just weird to me that there just isn't anything (exaggerating) good on local TV. Why? But seems to say a lot about the audience. Maybe everybody is tired and just needs relief. Even my Taiwanese roomate only watches 1 or 2 local shows. She thinks they are dumb.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby headhonchoII » 23 Apr 2012, 20:03

That's what it is, people are just tired out and they want a filler between the time they arrive home and the time they go to bed.
There are a few good shows every now and then.

But as I said I do like a few wacky shows here with their random subjects of Mummies from Xinzhuang and around the world (part 1) and then Chinese missiles against Taiwan's missiles (part 2).
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby 914 » 24 Apr 2012, 13:36

I have to get this out of my system.

I had the TV on channel 52 during lunch time because I wanted to hear the news. I've done this maybe five times this month, too lazy to change the channel. My gawd, my eyes, ears bled. Lost some brain cells too. I don't know what's news and what's gossip anymore on Taiwan TV. Which channel has good, decent solid news without a lot of flashing things or reporters who speak with a good tempo and look professional? What's the obsession with youtube? And obsession with noodles going up by 3 NT! Some bakeries raising prices by 10%! Comparing toilet paper per sheet? WTF?

I'd like to watch some news between 12 and 1. Other than that, we don't watch TV. Everything else is streamed. The cartoons in the morning would be good if they didn't dub the stupid rough-sounding Mandarin over the English.

TV here makes me sad. And mad. They're just so bad.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby finley » 24 Apr 2012, 13:45

Well ... realistically, nothing of any import happens in Taiwan anyway. It's one reason I like it here. Hence the obsession with toilet paper and whatnot.

If you want to hear about disasters, wars, and plane crashes, there's always CNN.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby Puppet » 24 Apr 2012, 18:12

914 wrote:I have to get this out of my system.

I had the TV on channel 52 during lunch time because I wanted to hear the news. I've done this maybe five times this month, too lazy to change the channel. My gawd, my eyes, ears bled. Lost some brain cells too. I don't know what's news and what's gossip anymore on Taiwan TV. Which channel has good, decent solid news without a lot of flashing things or reporters who speak with a good tempo and look professional? What's the obsession with youtube? And obsession with noodles going up by 3 NT! Some bakeries raising prices by 10%! Comparing toilet paper per sheet? WTF?

I'd like to watch some news between 12 and 1. Other than that, we don't watch TV. Everything else is streamed. The cartoons in the morning would be good if they didn't dub the stupid rough-sounding Mandarin over the English.

TV here makes me sad. And mad. They're just so bad.

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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby mike029 » 25 Apr 2012, 17:22

Janet gave a talk at MingChuan last night! I didn't go because I was in class at the time but some of my TW classmates snuck out to see her. When they came back I asked them how it went, and they said she spoke in English/Taiwanese mix...mostly English. Ridiculous. They thought it was so cool how she could speak Taiwanese (exact words: 她的台語超厲害喔!), but didn't seem to care at all that she has zero ability in Mandarin. I don't know if that says more about her or them.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby sandman » 25 Apr 2012, 17:42

mike029 wrote:Janet gave a talk at MingChuan last night! I didn't go because I was in class at the time but some of my TW classmates snuck out to see her. When they came back I asked them how it went, and they said she spoke in English/Taiwanese mix...mostly English. Ridiculous. They thought it was so cool how she could speak Taiwanese (exact words: 她的台語超厲害喔!), but didn't seem to care at all that she has zero ability in Mandarin. I don't know if that says more about her or them.

It says more about you, really. Them grapes must be tasting pretty damn sour right about now, eh? (Should I insert a Wheeeee! Boiiiing! noise now, so you know I've finished?) :lol: :lol: :lol: Dude! You guys are dancing clowns on shitty shows, complaining about someone who's doing pretty OK, from where I'm standing. I recognize her, that's for sure. I wouldn't know you or that tsukinyou person from Adam or Eve.

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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 25 Apr 2012, 21:06

Oi, leave me out of it. I'm not involved in television or making a career out of it, I've just been on a couple of shows for fun and experience. I'm more interested in the music scene, to be honest.

I can understand why a bunch of Taipei students would be amazed that an ABC can speak Taiwanese (because most of them can't :lol: ), but if Janet's the Janet I'm thinking of then isn't she that really, really rich ABC girl? I think she was on a news show the other day eating toast, if that was her.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 25 Apr 2012, 21:06

Oi, leave me out of it. I'm not involved in television or making a career out of it, I've just been on a couple of shows for fun and experience. I'm more interested in the music scene, to be honest.

I can understand why a bunch of Taipei students would be amazed that an ABC can speak Taiwanese (because most of them can't :lol: ), but if Janet's the Janet I'm thinking of then isn't she that really, really rich ABC girl? I think she was on a news show the other day eating toast, if that was her.
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Re: Taiwan television shows want to make more money.

Postby headhonchoII » 07 Aug 2012, 17:51

So it seems a new Janet clone has popped up on the radar. Somehow I got stuck on watching Smart TV on MOD for a few minutes again (it's like a bad German Tomorrow's World channel). Anyway...an ad pops up for an ABC girl...she is Ivy...who is from Texas...who lives in Taiwan...who likes taking pictures...and who is going to present a travel show for Smart TV. And no it wasn't Janet.

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