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  • News

    27 23.08%
  • Dramas

    41 35.04%
  • Jidai-geki (Japanese historical movies)

    19 16.24%
  • Modern Japanese movies

    32 27.35%
  • Western movies

    12 10.26%
  • Variety

    32 27.35%
  • Celebrity quizzes

    28 23.93%
  • Travel

    24 20.51%
  • Restaurant & food reviews

    25 21.37%
  • Cooking classes

    18 15.38%
  • Money-related programs checking how much people earn and spend (Bari-bari value, etc.)

    4 3.42%
  • Anime

    50 42.74%
  • Documentaries (history...)

    25 21.37%
  • Commercials !

    36 30.77%
  • Sumo

    22 18.80%
  • Other sports

    19 16.24%
  • Other (specify)

    11 9.40%
  • I have never watched Japanese TV

    16 13.68%
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    Arrow What programmes do you like on Japanese TV ?

    "Japanese TV is regarded as no more than charmingly ridiculous", as Giles Murray, author of the Kodansha bilingual book "All you wanted to know about the UK", puts it - and I concur completely with him.

    One of the best and most annoying thing at the same time on Japanese TV are the commercials. They are quite nice or funny, which makes you want to watch them more than the programmes themselves, but they are so frequent (every 2 to 5min) that it becomes irritating once you are watching something more or less interesting.

    I'd like, however, to know what those of you who have watched Japanese TV think of it, so as to divide the good from the less good.

    Please vote for all the kinds of program(me)s you like on Japanese TV.

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    Comedy shows, which are known as variety. I LOVE the show with the guys who dress like 80's punks with the big hair and the long black clothing and ride the bikes doing some kind of counting game. Loser fights a sumo! hehe

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    I'm living in Belgium....If there would be only 1 freakin Japanese channel on my tv it would be a MIRACLE
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    If anyone knows, is there some kind of comedy show with skit that runs every Friday night Japanese TV with the word 'golden' in it?
    K1

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    I don't care about most sports

    But I find myself always watching Sumo. Aside from Sumo, the only other thing I regularly watch are k-1 fights and the news. I used to watch "Young Superman" but they cancelled it.



    Japanese variety shows drive me nuts.


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    Tuesday/Wednesday nights about 11:30 on Channel 8/10 (in tokyo).
    Funny stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewok85
    Comedy shows, which are known as variety. I LOVE the show with the guys who dress like 80's punks with the big hair and the long black clothing and ride the bikes doing some kind of counting game. Loser fights a sumo! hehe
    It's called Mecha Mecha Ike and has one of my favorite Japanese actors Okamura from 99. That show is on Saturday Nights at 8pm on Fuji TV (usually channel 8). It's a counting game....I can explain it but I'm lazy. I love when the sumo come out. Funny stuff.

    Another of my favorite shows in ONE NIGHT ROCK N ROLL on Wednesdays at 10pm on Fuji TV. Lots of good stuff..this is my favorite show in Japan.

    Somebody should just merge my original posts from the TV/Show thread about this and Japanese TV.

    Does anybody else watch those?

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    I like everything with Bob Sapp... isn't it great how Bob Sapp is in everything!?
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    Have I mentioned Sasuke? I think thats what its called... its this 'obstacle course' type contest show with 4 or 5 levels. Basically theres 100 big buff vert fit guys who go through the course, first level is timed. Run out of time or falloff and your out. Only about 15 make it to level 2. http://www.tbs.co.jp/g-muscle/corner/sasuke/index-j.htm (found something about it! )

    Also Uchimura Purodusu (Produced)... omg that show... just leaves me in hysterics. Anything to do with o-furo is worth watching on that show

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiquiliquis
    I like everything with Bob Sapp... isn't it great how Bob Sapp is in everything!?
    I don't know how that fool got to be so famous in the Japan. I met him in person a couple times. Nothing special in my opinion and he was just like an average guy with some rudeness.

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    I love the varieties too. My favourite is SmapxSmap (which I know I might catch some flak for). It never fails to crack me up.

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    Nah SmapxSmap is ok, but i prefer SmapBistro more. Man Shingo is one crazy guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha Smoker
    I don't know how that fool got to be so famous in the Japan. I met him in person a couple times. Nothing special in my opinion and he was just like an average guy with some rudeness.
    He is a really big guy... that seems to be a rarity here... aside from that, I am equally dumbfounded!?! 

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiquiliquis
    He is a really big guy... that seems to be a rarity here... aside from that, I am equally dumbfounded!?! 
    Still he annoys the hell out of me.

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    I enjoy watching the show on Sunday nights talking about all of the animals. Pretty good information. It is an hour long and shows all types of animals, and then quizzes the panel as to what is about to happen or what the animal will do next. My kids and I watch "One Piece" at 7:30, and then that show from 8 to 9. The only other things that I watch is K-1, Sumo, or Soccer.

    Buddha, one reason Sapp became so big here, is his freakin' size!

    I mean even in the K-1 ring he usually dwarfs the other fighters, just too bad that he is so slow! I have to admit that I bought into the whole Sapp vs. Akebono fight scene! I don't have anything against the guy, but he does get a little annoying.

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    The only show that i watch is Japonese animation, like Naruto or Full Metal alchemist. Because i m portuguese, i dont have any japonese tv channel .

    But I m a big fan of any Japonese Movie like Seven Samurai from the great master Akira Kurosawa.

    p.s. It's my first post here. and i apolagize for my english. Arigato ! =D

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    No Japanese TV in London, unless you're rich and can afford the satellite subscription.
    When i'm in HK i watch Japanese dramas, variety shows, or anime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CC1
    Buddha, one reason Sapp became so big here, is his freakin' size!

    I mean even in the K-1 ring he usually dwarfs the other fighters, just too bad that he is so slow! I have to admit that I bought into the whole Sapp vs. Akebono fight scene! I don't have anything against the guy, but he does get a little annoying.

    Yeah, I knew that but I figured his popularity would die down by now.

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    I like watching the news for a different perspective. I like watching shows like NHK Special and Project X. I sometimes like watching TV Champion, and I like watching that show with Tsurube in it. That's about as far as it goes with me. Kids' shows like Inai Inai Baa and Okaasan to Issho are good if you want to learn a little Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirei_na_me
    I like watching the news for a different perspective. I like watching shows like NHK Special and Project X. I sometimes like watching TV Champion, and I like watching that show with Tsurube in it. That's about as far as it goes with me. Kids' shows like Inai Inai Baa and Okaasan to Issho are good if you want to learn a little Japanese.
    TV Champion has some awesome programs sometimes...really depends on the competition. I saw the chocolate design ones and it rocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewok85
    Comedy shows, which are known as variety. I LOVE the show with the guys who dress like 80's punks with the big hair and the long black clothing and ride the bikes doing some kind of counting game. Loser fights a sumo! hehe
    i love that show too
    its really hard though!
    i mean the terminator.... everyone would make a mistake on that one

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    I guess not too many people have heard about the shows I watch? Any comments?

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    "Still he annoys"
    now there's a surprise [sarcasm]
    baby adolf (i've read that hate-based tripe he calls a journal -- well, to be honest, couldn't get past the first page -- had to turn off the computer and go lie down to chill out) doesn't like a person of color being famous in japan...
    maybe bob should wear nothing but a pair of overalls and pull a plow for viewers like him to get on board
    i don't care for k1 either way, but i would like for more minorities in general to be able to represent on TV in ANY fashion!
    there's a whole big wide world out there, full of people of MANY races.
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    Eh? You can't deny how annoying bob sapp is, and he's a professional fighter. At first I thought it was cute but then... you seen the pizza-la adverts?

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