June 24th: ABC: “I Survived a Japanese Game Show”

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:

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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