I’ve been seeing on ABC a few commercials for an upcoming reality TV show called, “I Survived a Japanese Game Show”
“I Survived A Japanese Game Show has begun shooting in Japan and will premiere TUESDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. This unscripted reality/game show takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 10 Americans – many of whom have never traveled outside the United States — who are whisked away to Japan and compete in the ultimate Japanese game show…with hilarious results. The final winner will take home $250,000.”
If you’ve ever watched any Japanese television, there is some strange stuff (at least to me). Well, I wonder if all the contestants will be “Lost in Translation.” I know a lot of Japanese people didn’t necessarily liked “Lost in Translation,” since in some scenes, the movie did play on some Japanese stereotypes. However, I looked at those stereotypes as how the main characters in the movie viewed the Japanese.
In any case, I think any foreign television can be often amusing and educational. Whenever I travel abroad, I always get a kick as to what pop culture is like in the country’s television programming. I think you learn more about your own country when you travel abroad than you do when you visit a foreign country – reflecting on what is different and why things are the way they are back home. Here are some trailers on YouTube for the show: