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What do foreigners watch on polish TV?

20.01.06, 07:14
I'm just curious. Whenever I'm abroad I love to check out the local or
national tv programming, even if you don't know the language and staying
short time its fascinating to peek into another culture.

Personally I watch both american (sometimes british) and polish tv channals.
Whats your main source of information, entertaiment?
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  • 20.01.06, 10:19
    Just to take an example, yesterday I watched "Lost" on TVP1, and then I had a
    break from TV, and later I watched "Little Britain" on BBC Prime and
    then "Trouble at the Top" about the e-business http:www.mannotincluded.com I
    rounded off by watching "Jurassica" on discovery science. An awful dumbed-down
    programme about the Tyrannosaurus and Gigantosaurus which I only continued
    watching because of how dire and hackneyed it was. It was the usual concoction
    you get slapped together by evolutionists to confuse the ignorant, and they
    always do wonders to restore my faith in Creation.

    Usually my viewing of Polish national TV is films, the news and any wildlife
    programming.

    Other than that I use the channels you only get on cable.

    I think I watch almost as much Russian TV as Polish TV, and definitely more UK
    TV than either.

    I caught myself watching French TV a couple of times recently, as I chanced
    upon some good marine life documentaries, which the French seem remarkably good
    at.

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  • 20.01.06, 11:13
    usenetposts napisał:

    > Just to take an example, yesterday I watched "Lost" on TVP1, and then I had a
    > break from TV, and later I watched "Little Britain" on BBC Prime and
    > then "Trouble at the Top" about the e-business http:www.mannotincluded.com I
    > rounded off by watching "Jurassica" on discovery science. An awful dumbed-
    down
    > programme about the Tyrannosaurus and Gigantosaurus which I only continued
    > watching because of how dire and hackneyed it was. It was the usual
    concoction
    > you get slapped together by evolutionists to confuse the ignorant, and they
    > always do wonders to restore my faith in Creation.
    >
    > Usually my viewing of Polish national TV is films, the news and any wildlife
    > programming.
    > Other than that I use the channels you only get on cable.
    >
    > I think I watch almost as much Russian TV as Polish TV, and definitely more
    > UK TV than either.

    Why is that? Do you miss home? You're saying you don't like watching polish
    soap opera (seriale), "Czterdziestolatek" which is something "just for
    you"....or maybe "Czterej Pancerni i Pies"?


    > I caught myself watching French TV a couple of times recently, as I chanced
    > upon some good marine life documentaries, which the French seem remarkably
    > good at.

    What did you watch the "Emanuelle" series? Just kidding.

    or something like a Custo Exploration, if I got his name right. The french guy
    who specielizes in deep diving and underwater exploration. Did you watch the
    NOVA program about the Henley civil-war submarine? It was fascinating, and it
    just happened that they hired french guys who were specialist in excavating the
    wrecks and preserving artifacts and remains.
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  • 20.01.06, 13:24
    Watching English language TV or Russian language TV is not so much a question
    of missing home, but of relaxing and not needing to make an effort.

    That's why I will also watch American stuff like Larry King or Conan O Brien,
    even though that has nothing to do with "home" as we do understand them, even
    though they talk funny.

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  • 21.01.06, 07:00
    usenetposts napisał:

    > Watching English language TV or Russian language TV is not so much a question
    > of missing home, but of relaxing and not needing to make an effort.

    Oh sure! Watching the ex- KGB agent, now the president Putin on Russian state
    TV must be really relaxing, just like watching Adolf Hitler adressing the
    citizens of the Nazi Germany.

    > That's why I will also watch American stuff like Larry King or Conan O Brien,
    > even though that has nothing to do with "home" as we do understand them, even
    > though they talk funny.

    What do you like about Conan O Brien; preying on the Pope, and making fun of
    the catholics?


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  • 21.01.06, 12:36
    waldek1610 napisał:

    > usenetposts napisał:
    >
    > > Watching English language TV or Russian language TV is not so much a ques
    > tion
    > > of missing home, but of relaxing and not needing to make an effort.
    >
    > Oh sure! Watching the ex- KGB agent, now the president Putin on Russian state
    > TV must be really relaxing, just like watching Adolf Hitler adressing the
    > citizens of the Nazi Germany.
    >

    I don't watch "pierwy kanal" I watch RTR Planeta and NTV Mir. There is not that
    much of President Putin on it (a president with a higher majority than any
    Western president, by the way, and the UN found nothing wrong with the ballots,
    and therefore he deserves a certain degree of respect whatever roles he had
    under communism, as different roles were available then), and a lot more by
    people I used to rub shoulders with when I worked in TV n Moscow.

    > > That's why I will also watch American stuff like Larry King or Conan O Br
    > ien,
    > > even though that has nothing to do with "home" as we do understand them,
    > even
    > > though they talk funny.
    >
    > What do you like about Conan O Brien; preying on the Pope, and making fun of
    > the catholics?
    >

    As far as I can tell he takes the mickey out of Evangelicals as much as
    Catholics, but a person's gotta have a sense of humour and be able to laugh at
    themselves.

    That's a skill sorely lacking in atheists, of course, but that doesn't mean we
    have to follow suit.

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  • 21.01.06, 12:43
    > As far as I can tell he takes the mickey out of Evangelicals as much as
    > Catholics, but a person's gotta have a sense of humour and be able to laugh at
    > themselves.
    >
    > That's a skill sorely lacking in atheists, of course, but that doesn't mean we
    > have to follow suit.

    Now now Dave. Don't start me on this one. I'm having a nice Saturday here doing
    some studying and occasionally keeping up-to-date with the forum. Nothing
    contentious until Monday please.

    BTW - have a great weekend. You going anywhere in this snow?
  • 30.01.06, 16:44
    Dlaczego mówicie w innym języku? smile
    Przecież to jest polskie forum...
  • 30.01.06, 17:06
    what this is about please.

    madziula211 napisała:

    > Dlaczego mówicie w innym języku? smile
    > Przecież to jest polskie forum..
  • 30.01.06, 17:20
    a lack of imagination?
    no knowledege of the english language?
    simple mistake smile
  • 23.01.06, 07:18
    usenetposts napisał:

    > waldek1610 napisał:
    >
    > > usenetposts napisał:
    > >
    > > > Watching English language TV or Russian language TV is not so much
    > a ques
    > > tion
    > > > of missing home, but of relaxing and not needing to make an effort.
    > >
    > > Oh sure! Watching the ex- KGB agent, now the president Putin on Russian s
    > tate
    > > TV must be really relaxing, just like watching Adolf Hitler adressing the
    >
    > > citizens of the Nazi Germany.
    > >
    >
    > I don't watch "pierwy kanal" I watch RTR Planeta and NTV Mir. There is not
    that
    >
    > much of President Putin on it (a president with a higher majority than any
    > Western president, by the way, and the UN found nothing wrong with the
    ballots,
    >
    > and therefore he deserves a certain degree of respect whatever roles he had
    > under communism, as different roles were available then), and a lot more by
    > people I used to rub shoulders with when I worked in TV n Moscow.

    British have a long history of appeasing dictators and despots, just like UK
    pre-war foreign minister Chamberlain was willing to give up support to Austria
    and Czech Republic in order not to anger Hitler. Now you are trying to apease
    Putin, he was a scoundrel in the Soviet Era and he is despot even now, doing
    his best to reverse history and dreaming to go back to the Soviet Era.


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  • 23.01.06, 11:43
    > British have a long history of appeasing dictators and despots, just like UK
    > pre-war foreign minister Chamberlain was willing to give up support to
    Austria
    > and Czech Republic in order not to anger Hitler. Now you are trying to apease
    > Putin, he was a scoundrel in the Soviet Era and he is despot even now, doing
    > his best to reverse history and dreaming to go back to the Soviet Era.
    >

    What has Putin done wrong, in your view?

    As far as I can see, he has behaved as one of the maturer statesmen in the
    world, and he has the popular support of his people far in advance of our own
    leaders, so I think there is no room to talk about despotism on his part.

    It's all very well getting het up about his interventions over the Ukraine -
    which is the point at which many supporters of his parted company with him -
    but at the end of the day the entire East of that country was with Januszczak
    and with the disillusionment that has set in after a year of stagnation and the
    corruption of Timoshenko and cronies, who's to say what the result would be in
    that country if the referendum were to be held again now? It was pretty close
    even after the second round, with the international community watching like
    hawks.

    If you go to Dnepropetrovsk or Donetsk, you will not find that most Ukrainians
    there dislike Putin. On the contrary.

    But if you believe the Western media view of what goes on in the Russian
    speaking world, you will get a very cock-eyed view. Most of the journalists
    they send there have a very poor command of the language, and do not get to
    blend into Russian society at all.

    The BBC "whirled" team, for instance, can be seen at all times safely ensconced
    in the opulence of the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya. Sometimes they look out the
    window while travelling in their chauffeur driven cars round Bulevarnoye Kolco
    and up Leningradskiy Prospekt towards Sheremetievo Airport, but that's all they
    seem to know.

    But then, who is BBC Whirled's correspondent for Polish affairs? The remarkably
    butch and scary "Tristana Moore", who occasionally trots across the border from
    Germany and gives some half-baked report that proves conclusively that she has
    no understanding either of the Polish language or Polish culture. And for this,
    I paid for years a fat licence fee.

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  • 23.01.06, 11:45
    Chechnya, Dave.
  • 23.01.06, 14:31
    usenetposts napisał:

    > missus.c napisała:
    >
    > > Chechnya, Dave.
    >
    > I agree. He was far too soft on them.
    >

    And I wholeheartedly disagree with you. But there you go.
  • 24.01.06, 13:08
    missus.c napisała:

    > usenetposts napisał:
    >
    > > missus.c napisała:
    > >
    > > > Chechnya, Dave.
    > >
    > > I agree. He was far too soft on them.
    > >
    >
    > And I wholeheartedly disagree with you. But there you go.

    That's OK. I'm well aware that I have a rather minority view on that issue.

    I wouldn't want you to think that I tar all Chechens with the same brush,
    though. I am sure that among them there are many fine individuals. The problem
    is what radical Islam does to the human brain, which is what we're all, for
    better or worse, equipped with.

    You find a Chechen who doesn't really believe in it, and they are the same as
    any European would be. I'm certainly against making a race issue out of it, as
    at base this is a conflict of philosophies.

    I'm entirely against racism. In fact, I believe we should have more RACIAL
    integration, but have LESS trust of people who believe in Islam.

    If you look at the Udmurts, in Russia, they are a people who practice Pagan
    rites, and they actually - according to a fine article in this Christmas's
    double issue of the Economist - are the only surviving people in Europe where
    you can get married with an original Shaman. They also have a strong feeling of
    wishing for more autonomy from Russia. But in their case it has never come to
    bloodshed.

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  • 23.01.06, 11:55
    usenetposts napisał:

    > > British have a long history of appeasing dictators and despots, just like
    > UK
    > > pre-war foreign minister Chamberlain was willing to give up support to
    > Austria
    > > and Czech Republic in order not to anger Hitler. Now you are trying to ap
    > ease
    > > Putin, he was a scoundrel in the Soviet Era and he is despot even now, do
    > ing
    > > his best to reverse history and dreaming to go back to the Soviet Era.
    > >
    >
    > What has Putin done wrong, in your view?

    Probably a lot we do not and will not find out about.
    >
    > As far as I can see, he has behaved as one of the maturer statesmen in the
    > world, and he has the popular support of his people far in advance of our own
    > leaders, so I think there is no room to talk about despotism on his part.

    I think there is if you look closer at the politics he plays towards countries
    closer to him.
    >
    > It's all very well getting het up about his interventions over the Ukraine -
    > which is the point at which many supporters of his parted company with him -
    > but at the end of the day the entire East of that country was with Januszczak
    > and with the disillusionment that has set in after a year of stagnation and
    the
    >

    Janukovych you mean? Ofcourse the eastern side of Ukraine is more supportive of
    Russia. You need to check up some history on that. The Ukraine was always a
    little bit 'split' into two mentalities.
    The Eastern side of the Ukraine, has a lot more to loose, if its releations
    with Russia loosen. Ask the Donbas Dons smile

    > corruption of Timoshenko and cronies, who's to say what the result would be
    in
    > that country if the referendum were to be held again now?

    The 'democracy' there is preety fresh, so no wonder you get the same scenario
    as you did here with the Suchocka government. They can only learn.

    It was pretty close
    > even after the second round, with the international community watching like
    > hawks.

    Thank God. Finally someone is paying attention.
    >
    > If you go to Dnepropetrovsk or Donetsk, you will not find that most
    Ukrainians
    > there dislike Putin. On the contrary.

    Because they identify more with that side of the world.
    >
    > But if you believe the Western media view of what goes on in the Russian
    > speaking world, you will get a very cock-eyed view. Most of the journalists
    > they send there have a very poor command of the language, and do not get to
    > blend into Russian society at all.

    I do not believe many things they say. Long gone are the days of Time Sebastian
    and Kate Adie. It seem that the obligations that journalists have towards us,
    are far less demanding.

    > The BBC "whirled" team, for instance, can be seen at all times safely
    ensconced
    >
    > in the opulence of the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya. Sometimes they look out the
    > window while travelling in their chauffeur driven cars round Bulevarnoye
    Kolco
    > and up Leningradskiy Prospekt towards Sheremetievo Airport, but that's all
    they
    >
    > seem to know.

    Well, that's their problem. Which is unfortunate for us, viewers.
    >
    > But then, who is BBC Whirled's correspondent for Polish affairs? The
    remarkably
    >
    > butch and scary "Tristana Moore", who occasionally trots across the border
    from
    >
    > Germany and gives some half-baked report that proves conclusively that she
    has
    > no understanding either of the Polish language or Polish culture. And for
    this,
    >
    > I paid for years a fat licence fee.

    Which is ridiculous. But allegedly, BBC Polska is being shut down, so that the
    BBC can finance its Arabic section.
  • 23.01.06, 12:08
    Davey,
    You seem not to know more about Poland than Trisitana Moore, if you did you
    would be aware of a long list of Putin's deeds and arrogant behavior especially
    towards Russia's slav neighbours.

    Putin lives in the past, wont admit Soviet crimes comitted on Poles and Poland.
    He is not even willing to talk to Polish administration or any other Slavic one
    on the parthership level, all he wants is to go back to the Soviet times when
    half of Europe bowed to Soviet leaders and send resourses to Russia for free.

    But because especially Poland treats Russia as the partner and competitor, not
    a Superior, that makes mr Putin mad, because he's got the Superiority complex,
    taking sheer size of Russian teritory as the measure of where his country
    suyppouse to be, which is above all others.

    If Putin started acting like an equal, an not the New Tzar of the Russian
    Empire..then perheaps niegbouring countries would have a no problem with him.
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  • 23.01.06, 14:23
    waldek1610 napisał:

    > Davey,
    > You seem not to know more about Poland than Trisitana Moore, if you did you
    > would be aware of a long list of Putin's deeds and arrogant behavior
    especially
    >
    > towards Russia's slav neighbours.
    >
    > Putin lives in the past, wont admit Soviet crimes comitted on Poles and
    Poland.
    >
    > He is not even willing to talk to Polish administration or any other Slavic
    one
    >
    > on the parthership level, all he wants is to go back to the Soviet times when
    > half of Europe bowed to Soviet leaders and send resourses to Russia for free.
    >
    > But because especially Poland treats Russia as the partner and competitor,
    not
    > a Superior, that makes mr Putin mad, because he's got the Superiority
    complex,
    > taking sheer size of Russian teritory as the measure of where his country
    > suyppouse to be, which is above all others.
    >
    > If Putin started acting like an equal, an not the New Tzar of the Russian
    > Empire..then perheaps niegbouring countries would have a no problem with him.


    And now kindly explain why you couldn't say exactly the same thing about
    American foreign policy?

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  • 23.01.06, 14:30
    Because he's not American? Or is he? What is he? I'm a little lost.
  • 26.01.06, 07:25
    usenetposts napisał:


    > And now kindly explain why you couldn't say exactly the same thing about
    > American foreign policy?

    There's got to be something good about United States of America considering it
    is the most popular destination for emigration worldwide. Now how many people
    are willing to move and live in Russia?
    You might not like Geroge Bush because you're a liberal and he's not, but you
    got to admit one thing; United States is an atractive country regardless of the
    current administration.
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  • 21.01.06, 07:04
    usenetposts napisał:

    >
    > Why is "czterdziestolatki" something I should look out for anyway?

    Because it is about the guy who turns 40 years old, starts feeling the effects
    of the aging, if you saw it you would love every episode. I used to watch it
    when I was a kid, and now even though I'm not there just yet, I'm only 32....


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  • 21.01.06, 07:22
    >I'm only 32....

    didn't you say you emigrated in 1966?

    Let me see...just a minute...Ok that makes you at least fourty something or 40
    right on the nose if you emigrated the same year you were born.
    hmmm?

    smile
  • 21.01.06, 07:50
    kylie1 napisała:

    > >I'm only 32....
    >
    > didn't you say you emigrated in 1966?
    >
    > Let me see...just a minute...Ok that makes you at least fourty something or
    40
    > right on the nose if you emigrated the same year you were born.
    > hmmm?
    >
    > smile

    Or perheaps you been talking to so many guys, that you confused me with someone
    else.... smile
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  • 24.01.06, 16:23
    waldek1610 napisał:

    > Personally I watch both american (sometimes british) and polish tv channals.
    > Whats your main source of information, entertaiment?

    I'm from the decadent West, like yourself, and as you know we're obsessed with
    political correctness and love minorities.
    So I'm extremely happy that the psychicznie jebnięci have got their own channel
    on Polish TV. Hats off to TV Trwam!
    Although I must admit I'm disappointed at how pathetically crap it is sad
  • 11.02.06, 22:52
    Klan .. I love it "Zycie Zycie jest nowelo, ktore nigdy nie masz dosc...
    wczoraj wczoraj bialy bialy welon, Jutro Biale Biale wlosy..." real cool song

    Pozdrawiam
    /Mwangi
  • 13.02.06, 02:20
    zycie Wedlug Kiepskich and trzynascie posterunek

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