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11. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting MelesMeles

everything via p2p networks from internet, 'cos I dont like watching tv shows with subtitles and commercials.

Hey Meles,

What's that? You can watch TV shows over the internet? Do you have to pay for it? How does it work, never heard of p2p

PS--It's kind of funny, I've been all over the World and the best TV I ever got in my hotel with in Tallinn. I was amazed, my cable (or satillite) got like 100 channels, it was better than what I got at home. In hotels in lots of other countries, even when they have cable or satillite, you only get a some of the channels form the USA. And likeyou said if you're in germany, forget it, you'd learn German (everything is dubbed). Almost everything gets dubbed into Spanish as well. I guess there's not a big market for dubbing into Estonian .

12. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Quoting MelesMeles

And my favourite tv shows? Right now 24, Amazing Race S7, Desperate Housewives, CSI and CSI New York, Joan Of Arcadia (Shame that they pulled the plug), Mythbusters, ... - everything via p2p networks from internet, 'cos I dont like watching tv shows with subtitles and commercials.

Hi MelesMeles,
if I have the time I meet up with my girlfriends on a tuesday evening for watching Desperate Housewives. Just like Sex in the City, it's just funny and a reason for us girls to get together and spend a great night, eating chocolate and chrisps, drinking cocktails and chatting away.
I have to agree with you, it's pity they never show the original version in Germany.
But, if you don't have plans on a tuesday night feel free to join us anytime;)

Steff

travel100, "Emergency Room" also used to be very popular in Germany.
Nowadays, we tend to copy the American idea and make our on series with German actors.

13. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Hey Meles,

What's that? You can watch TV shows over the internet? Do you have to pay for it? How does it work, never heard of p2p

I guess there's not a big market for dubbing into Estonian .

Thank god for that! :)

p2p aka filesharing programs have got negative reputation because of all the licensed stuff that can be found there. How it works, is that someone captures a tv-show (or a movie, whatever) into computer and starts sharing that via some program. Other users of same program/network are able to download that file. It's free and quality is good, but it's somewhat difficult to find sources.

Btw, at which hotel did you stay in Tallinn, Travel100?

steffbo, who knows ;), maybe one day.

14. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting MelesMeles

Btw, at which hotel did you stay in Tallinn, Travel100?

Hey Meles,

I wish I could remember, because it was really nice, modern & clean and not far from the Old Town. I could find it again if I drove into Tallinn, and it was a really good value so I'd stay there again.

I was only a 2 minute walk to enter into the Old Town gate and from my room I could see the wall and towers, etc.. I guess that doesn't really answer the question, but that's what I remember .

15. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting steffbo

...if you don't have plans on a tuesday night feel free to join us anytime;)

Steff

Hey Steff,

How about me :( , can I come if I'm ever in Berlin on Tuesday?

16. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Hey Steff,

How about me :( , can I come if I'm ever in Berlin on Tuesday?

Would have to ask the girls about that;). But if you intend to come over for the Worlcup 2006, we can certainly watch a game together!

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

My favourite American show is CSI and I love Queer eye for the straight guy, Malcolm in the middle, Will and Grace, One tree hill, Las Vegas, Medical investigations, Cold case to name a few.
One show that I have never understood the popularity of is Everybody loves Raymond. I really think that it is one of the worst shows on TV.
Everything is subtitled here. That is one of the reasons why Icelandic kids speak such good English.

18. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

We get a LOT of American TV here in Ireland. Even our national Irish-language station is buying American shows like The O.C. and Nip/Tuck.

I was a Sopranos addict - excellent drama. And Malcolm in the Middle for pure silliness is just brilliant.

American shows that I can think of that are being shown currently:

CSI
Desperate Housewives
Six Feet Under
Joey
Friends
The West Wing
Seinfeld
Will/Grace
Larry Sanders

oh god, there's loads of them....the list is endless really, and I dont watch that much t.v. so I'm not even sure which of those are still on.

I would really like to see more home-grown TV. Everytime you turn on the TV now, its either British soaps or American sitcoms on offer. Come on RTE! We can do a bit better!!

(RTE is our national broadcaster here in Ireland)

19. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I've fallen in love with Lost. It's my only get-home-before-it-starts show. I also love all the Law & Orders. The stories are fantastic! And the dialogue is superb. And although I like the original CSI well enough, I absolutely abhor CSI New York. The stories are rediculous and the characters aren't one bit believable. And those accents! Give me a break! OK, OK, I'll stop...

In Quebec, American shows come out dubbed a few seasons later. A lot of Quebecers just watch the English channels, though, once they become fans.

20. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Like reading all the responses. Didn't realize so many of our shows, especially current ones, are shown overseas.

Makes me realize I've gotta pick HOTELS WITH BETTER CABLE/SATILLITE!!!

All I ever get is CCN/BBC, hear the same stuff over & over & over. Or I stuggle with the local language shows.