January 30, 2013

Swedish Television

This is a popular topic of mine.  I don’t often watch regular t.v. and when I do, I remember why I don’t.

Today’s complaint – A new show about the Stockholm subway.

It’s simply a reality show about going on the subway.

I spend 2 hours of each day traveling on the subway listening to headphones and reading a book specifically for the purpose of NOT seeing what goes on in the subway car around me.  I get my share of crazy and angry people every day, live and in person.

I just don’t understand the appeal of a show about the subway where I live.  I think they have an idea that it’s going to be like those airport shows, but it just doesn’t work that way.  The only entertaining aspect of the subway is the drunks, which is quite sad and scary.  I’m happy to not have to see that.   Other than that, there’s nothing!  “Subway’s late due to an earlier delay.”  “Man hopped over turnstile without paying.”

I turned the channel after a 5 minute discussion in the subway break room about whose turn it was to make the coffee.



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