TV in Israel


It’s Saturday night and I am wrapping up yet another weekend by sitting on the couch and watching American Idol.  Although I have been doing this for a year now, it is still weird for me to have to go to work on Sunday.  Many people have asked me about this and I meant to write this post for about 6 months now, so here it is.  What is on TV in Israel?  Lucky for us, many of the programs in Israel are in English.  Unlike France, the shows in Israel are not voiced over, so that part is very nice.  By the way, we did see Jerry Springer in France.  It was the car wreck we could not flip through.  Not that we care, but no wonder the French don’t like anything American…Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!!!  We have a lot of channels, but only a few shows with substance.  We even have such gems as Bachelor, Survivor, Amazing Race, Wife Swap, and the best of all Cheaters.  We also have ESPN, Fox News (I like Bill O’Reilly and Hannity, sue me) and CNN (I think…).  Best of all, we have the E! channel, my total guilty pleasure.  I even make David sit through Oscar’s Fashion Policy every once in a while because I am evil.  In my defense, I have watched more WWII shows than I care to…compromises, compromises.  However, I still have not gotten to the best part…NO COMMERCIALS!!!  It’s amazing and crazy how short shows are without them.  The only drawback is not flipping through and watching two shows at the same time.  By the way, you should all feel sorry for David because I am addicted to the remote control and constantly switch between shows.  No, I don’t use drugs, I just have a hard time concentrating for a long time.  I do have to mention one very important thing, the shows are about 6 months behind.  So often, the top Yahoo! news would be who won the Bachelor or Survivor and that of course kind of ruins the show.  You could argue, that I should not be watching such crap anyway and that it does nothing for my intelligence.  Seriously though, after a 9 or so hour work day, who wants to know about the atomic bomb, or zebra migrating patterns???  Tell me something juicy now, Ryan Seacrest.

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One Response to TV in Israel

  1. jim says:

    This is great !! I haven’t been on here in awhile but I truly enjoy your writing , you have talent!!! not like that SLUG of a husband !! LOL Love ya Davey Boy , miss ya !!

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