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Most Popular TV shows in your country?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by EatonTJ, 4 August 2006.

  1. EatonTJ

    EatonTJ Why Today Doesn't Suck. Staff

    11 April 2002
    Since Evo-Web has many members from all sorts of countries, I thought there would be no place better to learn about what the hell everyone is watching around the world. Just give the show name a short description if you don't mind.

    Here in the USA, its the offseason for television. The normally most popular shows (CSI, House, American Idol, Without a Trace) are all showing repeats... leaving the door open for America to find new shows to watch. The top two shows of the summer have been:


    1. America's Got Talent - This show is essentially, a freak/talent show. It is pretty much a copy of American Idol, except besides just singers, there are jugglers, sword swallowers, contortionists, magicians, people who play music from bodily instruments, etc. It appeals to the lowest common denominator, but since there is very little else on... people seem to watch.

    HOWEVER, there is a pretty great reason to watch despite the general crapiness, and that is David Hasselholf. Never have I seen a man more in love with himself, and he has allowed this dillusion to pierce him to his core. I swear he wakes up every morning, grabs his penis, rips it off with both hands, and sticks it up his ass to fuck himself. He truly is a television miracle.


    2. So You Think You Can Dance? - This is another "talent" show, but with the exact format as American Idol (or any other, you think you are a pop star program) except instead of individual artists, its dancers, or groups of dancers. My wife watched this for about a half an hour before I realized what was going on so I have now sadly contributed to the viewing audience.

    So, what the hell are people watching in your country?
  2. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Here we're watching the same shows as you guys in US.

    Unfortunately my parents & little sis do follow BOTH of these shows (Especially dance one) so I've had to watch a few mins of it as well.

    The America got talent show though has Piers something (The English dude) as one of the judges and he's f'n hillarious! :mrgreen:

    I don't know if you watched the episode a couple days ago but that was the first time I watched this show and after an Irish-American family of 8 or 9 people did their act which was called "Celtic Spring" (which including tap dancing while playing violin and lots of other stuff.. the WHOLE family including a very young boy and the mom and dad)... Piers asked the group who had now finished performing and was very excited to hear all the positive feedback or praise:

    Piers: "Do you want to win?"

    Group answered.. yes of course we want to win...

    Piers: Then do you want my honest opinion?

    Group: yeah sure..

    Piers: "SACK the mom, dad and the little brother!!" :mrgreen: :lmao: :lmao:

    The group was shocked.. the little brother and the younger sister both of which are very young started crying... :lmao:

    The kids were saying.. No they're our parents.. they're our backup band.. we won't do that.. and the audience was booing him harder than they boo Simon on American idol!! It was harsh but f'n hilliarious!! :mrgreen:

    Then the mom got on the mic and said we're a family and Piers said: "Mom, you gotta go! If you want to win a million dollars and wouldn't give up! :lol:

    Now I don't know how funny this sounds written out but if you actually watched it, it was one of the funniest things on TV for a long long time!! :lmao:
  3. Glavisted

    Glavisted Premiership

    20 July 2005
    Lima, Perú
    From English series I think in Peru the most popular are Smallville (Warner Bross Channel), American Idol (Sony) (I don't like personally), Scrubs (Sony), C.S.I. (Sony) and Gilmore Girls (Warner Bross Channel) (really too boring for me).

    But are others as the mexican "Otro Rollo" with Adal Ramones (Canal de las Estrellas), "Bailando por un sueño" (Canal de las Estrellas) and from peruvian shows "Habacilar" (América Televisión), "Pataclaun" (Frecuencia Latina) (not more in TV :( ) and "Así es la vida" (América Televisión).
  4. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    I would say its Big Brother unfortunately, due to the masses of chavs in this country
  5. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    In Italy we get basically all the new US tv shows since we have Fox and channels like that with original language and HD. But the most popular remain to be Alias, House, CSI (all of them), Lost, ER, 24..... much more but I cant remember as I dont watch them all.
  6. robin_007

    robin_007 Siem de Jong Fan

    1 September 2005
    AFC Ajax
    All those American shows everyone allready mentioned.
    I prefer those old Enlish shows like Blackadder, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones.
  7. Cammey

    Cammey Shirt Untucker

    12 October 2004
    Everton FC and Burnley FC
    In England I would say at the moment.

    Big Brother, 24, lost.

    Most of the American sitcoms are popular Friends,Will and Grace,Scrubs.
  8. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    Man Utd
    Friends was pretty big. I think it is Eastenders in England... :(
    I like 24 though!
  9. kevano22

    kevano22 TDWFYU

    2 August 2003
    Coronation Street ;)
  10. EatonTJ

    EatonTJ Why Today Doesn't Suck. Staff

    11 April 2002
    So what the hell? All of you watch some sort of US show? That's a bit boring, I was hoping for some cool shows I've never heard of...
  11. Dermot

    Dermot Banned

    13 August 2002
    New York
    Although I don't live in Ireland any more I've lived there long enough to tell you about Fair City, Fair City gives a look at the real Dublin. basically it is Coronation street, but in Dublin and thick Dublin accents. As far as I remember there's a shop, and a few homes, and you get to see stories of these peoples lives, like most shows. I think the daughter of the people that own the shop, she's a ho, and they have to sort that out. Then there was this guy called Jimmy who used to ride around on a motorbike and wear the same leather jacket ALL the time!! Everywhere he went, having cornflakes in the moring he'd be wearing it, later on at the pub sinking down a few pints he'd still have it on him. It must have been stuck to him, in Season 6 he was still wearing the same fucking jacket, he probably showered with it on. I haven't seen the show now in a while so don't quote me on all this. Other classics from Ireland was of course Bracken, The Riordans, Glenroe, Wanderly Wagon (A fucked up kids show, worse than teltubbies, these people were all on drugs, we were meant to believe that the caravan could fly), Bosco (another fucked up kids show full of sexual psnuendos, "what's behind magic door" "knock knock open wide", great stuff, excellent adult entertainment now) and The Late Late Show is our big talk show that has ran for years and years, kind of like a mix of Letterman/Bill Maher & Ed Sullivan.
  12. total

    total International

    10 December 2005
    Arsenal/OGC Nice
    ER, Lost, CSI, Alias.
  13. tuta

    tuta Marseillais

    21 November 2004
    In France, now it's Lost S2, DH S1 finished and lots of CSI-like.
    Grey's Anatomy is the new hit here, before Prison Break stars at the end of the month. And 24 S4 airs after midnight. WTF !!!

    Basically, all the big shows are shown in France but the best are on private channels (Scrubs, Deadwood, Shield, House...).
  14. americanista10

    americanista10 Conference

    11 April 2006
    In Mexico right now its on air "La Academia" reallty show
  15. Dermot

    Dermot Banned

    13 August 2002
    New York

    to quote myself on this, I just find it hilarious sorry...Just watch this clip and listen to the words they are actually saying, it's the biggest racist sexual oriented spiel I've ever come across.


    "all the animals are excited in the wind" "like horses"

    "there's lots of wildlife in Africa.....almost everything I've seen today came from Africa...they can run very fast"....."Do they get to run very fast here?"

    "oh look he's eating a banana...that's tommy....tommy loves bananas, he eats the whole banana.....skin and all.......yes, every little bit"
  16. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    Well, foreign shows:
    all the SCI's, even though CSI New York and already ended it's season 2 they are making a rerun. There are two channels here that show CSI all of them, just so you see the popularity of these shows around here. Everyday you can see CSI. Dr.house, the woman President(?)lol, 24 season 5. but I really love seeing those 6 hours reruns. Lost was superbly popular aswell, but since it as already ended there will be probably a rerun before the new season opens.Smallvile WAS popular, but it lost interest. Alias is also relativly popular. The Shield=personal fav.

    National shows: Soap Operas, all the way. Altough Brazilian soap operas are foreign, they speak the same language. Everyday there more than 4 different ones on the 3 major channels. Portuguese and/or brazilian.
    Currently there are no reality shows, but it shoulnd't take long for one to appear. on a personal note : I HATE REALITY SHOWS.
  17. chelsea_fan

    chelsea_fan EPL LEAGUE

    3 December 2004
    chelsea fc
    that 70s show is the best for me in n.america.....does it come on in europe..or else where...?? too bad it ended... =(

    Blackadder...was my favorite british show...pretty hilarious...
  18. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    I think there`s too many shows out here I like "The dog whisper" and "I shouldn`t be alive" my favorite is "Dream Team" most popular in this country? who knows from your selection everybody watches the same thing... what a small world we all live...we`re all connected
  19. chucker

    chucker Conference

    14 February 2006
    Prison break in ireland at the moment!
  20. SPMC

    SPMC MY last WE07JLCC banners:

    22 February 2004
    califas norte
    at only four episodes in, i'm feelin' Heroes. still lovin' Battlestar...
  21. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    Prison Break just break the record of the biggest audience in France of all time for a serie (7 Millions) and that versus Lyon Dynamo Kiev in Champion's League !
  22. Stan

    Stan Allez les Lionceaux !!!

    12 September 2002
    In Belgium we've just had a Dutch Belgian show that was very good "de parelvissers" (the pearl fishermen). It's about some friends who used to have a television production company. They all worked together with one charismatic friend of theirs which was the leader. One day the big charisamtic leader disappears with all the money and nobody ever hear s baout him.
    The show starts ten years later when the (much) younger brother of the disappeared charismatic leader is a documentary maker and brings all the remaining people (who all have different jobs) together duroing a weekend to reconstruct what happened. All this is filmed Big Brotherwise and the ego of the reamining people clash all the time...great television.

    Another original Belgian format which was sold in different countries wa called "De Mol" (the mole). It's based on reality television but is uch more original. Ten people are brought together in a foreign region (there were three series: one in the Provence, one in Italy and one in Spain) and have to succede all sorts of "games". Teamwork is very important, but there is a mole who is payed by the makers of the program. Nobody (including the audience) knows who the mole is and his task is to sabotage the rest of the team without being noticed. Every other day there is a sort of examination with questions concerning the mole. The candidate who has the least good answers has to go home. All this cumulates in a big final with three reùaining candidates: the mole and two finalists. It was a big hit in Belgium (and afterwards in Holland too i think) everybody was guessing who the mole was on special internet forums.
  23. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    Most of the popular soaps here have gone shite - combined with the popularity of Sky, viewing figures have dispersed so realistically, there aren't that many programmes which dominate viewing figures.

    I don't get to watch TV much (due to episodes being available on the net) but there are certain programmes I will not miss: namely "Have I Got News For You" and maybe "QI". "Countdown" regularly pulls in 5-6 million viewers apparently(!). ITV is perhaps the worst channel ever but X-Factor pulls in at least 10-12 million viewers.

    Comedy these days have gone crap. There was a time when it can be said that the only american shows that can be considered to be anywhere close to british comedy was either Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm. If the Catherine Tate show and Little Britain is the best that can be offered, we should be worried :(
  24. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    Man Utd
    You watch it for Vorderman... :lmao:
  25. 2002249011

    2002249011 Guest

    prison break-lost and heroes
    in türkiye
  26. vanio-t

    vanio-t BG

    3 August 2006
    Man Utd
    Here in Bulgaria are Musik Idol ( American Idol ) Big Brother and Survivor . The first and the third are their fist seasons and they turned out very succesful .
  27. Jake_Hazuki

    Jake_Hazuki League 2

    23 December 2006
    :lol: made me laugh
  28. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    Who doesn't??!!:lol:
  29. ash

    ash DeMinistrator

    21 March 2004
    Man Utd
    Some of us cough *rockybair* are the intellectual type :lmao: :lmao:
  30. ich-rocke

    ich-rocke Non-League

    9 December 2006
    SK Rapid Wien
    Starmania 2006-2007, like american idol but Austrian version

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