I WANT MY MTV...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

freetime648 53F
7629 posts
7/22/2006 4:21 pm

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7/24/2006 8:38 pm

I WANT MY MTV...NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okie dokie...here we go in the day and life of Freetime648....

Since moving I have been exposed to only German speaking TV. With the exceptioon of MTV and CNN.....CNN is not too bad but after an hour you have heard the news for the day because after that it is all re-ran for your viewing pleasure....like if you happened to get up and have to take that morning after coffee dump!

Now, the MTV is alot more entertaining.....(laughing hysterically with sarcasm)...YEAH RIGHT! It is no wonder our youth is so warped with shows like Viva La Bam...a son who not only torments his whole family but involves his friends in the sick torment! And then of course we have the original Jack-Ass....and I do admit that Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O are funnier than shit but how much animal poop eating or diving into vats of shite can one take??? Oh and yes they still do show Punked with Ashton Kutcher, and I mean still because all the episodes are the one's I had seen before....3 fuckin years ago! And of course they play the same songs over and over....Shakira....your hips may not lie but your song is as annoying as a long hair stuck in the crack of my ass....see what I mean?

Now, what is freaky as shit is to see the Flintstones in German...or Roseanne in German...must admit that is a plus...but c'mon...The Nanny in German is just not the same with Fran Drescher's voice being dubbed....and you thought it was annoying before....

I guess I should not bitch...at least now I have cable whereas before I had only DVD's to watch..over and over again! And I should be getting English speaking channels soon.....

I am off now to find me a "GET LEARNED IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN A FEW DAYS" manual....Snoop Dogg DOES NOT sound right in German......

Oh and Maverick1255 , please do not consider this my rant today....THAT my dearheart will be later....

xx FREETIME648 xx

TheQuietGuy2005 55M
2386 posts
7/24/2006 1:52 pm

At least you have a good incentive to learn German!

Best of luck to you

citizen4722 60M  
54512 posts
7/23/2006 1:02 pm

what's the Geman for 'Yabba dabba doo'?
I'm the one who should be ranting as all i can get is 4 terestial channels..and thats my lot !! Can't even get a signal for a mobile...technology..pah !!!

rm_WackyEPP 54F
8470 posts
7/23/2006 8:45 am

So good to see you back....and on form! PMSS!

Wacky Jacky

GB_Cple 67M/56F  
3113 posts
7/23/2006 2:46 am

Dear free , when I fist came to Germany, I couldn't speak a word of the language either, but after enrolling in the VHS for courses, I managed to get by.

One of the things I did do though was watch German TV news, ARD + ZDF
from the clear pronunciation, I began to learn a lot more.

I also, when shopping politely asked the assistants,what things where called , and repeated the name many times , "Wie heisss das bitte",
pointing to bread, various meats etc.

As for US TV shows, I hated them anyway, but after seeing some dubbed in german , I began to like a few, why,? because they use "real" actors for dubbing, and sometimes have to re-write a bit of the script. Lots of famous german actors dub for film and TV , and breath life into the normally dull and wooden acted characters. this is also true for some of the English TV series and films too.

Strangly enough Arnold Schwarzeneger films are much better in german, as he dubs his own voice! His natural humour comes across much better with his Austrian accent!

Stick with it , you will find thatsome films and TV shows are much better dubbed than in the original, eg Homer and mrge Simpson*s original American voice grate on me , but I can easily watch them in German

funintheday2006 57M
9659 posts
7/22/2006 10:48 pm

Cancelled my subscription because 'young family' called and had MTV on LOUD and constantly, not there cant have it. Simple. Trash shite.
Wheres your rant then?? C'mon, lets have it

maverick1255 52M
3953 posts
7/22/2006 8:39 pm

Oh, com' on! Can't I just consider it a 'little' junior rant?

Like a prequel!!!!

SingleWarrior 53M

7/22/2006 6:20 pm

Do you not get The Armed Forces Network?

Or do you need an American receptionized TV for that?

When I was in Bavaria back in 82-86, we had AFN...

And I agree: Seeing some "icon" TV shows spoken in another language was a trip!

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