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Anyone for slow TV ?

  1. Nov 13, 2013 #1

    jtbell

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    Anyone for "slow TV"?

    Norway’s surprising TV hit (cnn.com)

    A seven-hour train ride I could watch, especially if it's one through Norway. Long ago I took two days to travel by train from near Bodø to Trondheim to Oslo, gazing out the window and boggling at the scenery.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    LOL...knitting.

    What's next, watching paint dry?

    I can knit, and my mother and grandmother knitted, watching it...meh.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2013 #3

    arildno

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    Slow TV repeated itself here in Norway today, when chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen hammered at World Champion Viswanathan Anand's position for 6 hours or so, local time here from 10.30 to 16.30 (Anand played brilliantly, and gained a well-deserved draw).

    Although "only" about half a million Norwegians were registered to have been watching the show at one time or other (if not for the whole match), this kind of popularity of chess is considered surprising, even "shocking" to the Tv-producers themselves.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2013 #4

    lisab

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    Knitting doesn't have to be boring.

    Grandma+Knitting+game.jpg
     
  6. Nov 14, 2013 #5

    Pythagorean

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    For me, slow TV is letting my kids watch 50's cartoons but not spongebob squarepants.
     
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