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Norway’s Slow TV Phenomenon (is coming to America)

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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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This has been linked off of Drudge all day and I had tried to ignore it. That said I finally succumbed to curiosity and took a look. If you take a look too... well, I'm not really sure. I still don't know what to make of it but they're really fired up about it in Norway.

N orway’s Slow TV Phenomenon. 9-Hour Knitting Contests, 8-Hour Train Rides


Knit one, purl … eight-plus hours of live stitching? That’s what’s happening tonight on Norwegian public broadcaster NRK2 as folks around the country gather in viewing parties. The show is part of a phenomenon known as Slow TV which has increasingly captivated Norway.

The overall gist of the concept, to which LMNO Productions recently acquired U.S. rights, is a hybrid of unhurried documentary coupled with hours and hours of continuous coverage provided by fixed cameras trained on a subject or an event.


It's coming to America? I guess with all the unemployment here it may be a big hit.

To be honest I barely made it through the trailer (and had to skim at that.)





posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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It might be cool ,who knows?

My guess is it is not hyped enough to sell commercial time which is TV is. Unless of course we go "reality knitting" where the knitting is 2% of the show and the rest is the trailer park drama around the knitters.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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I don't understand the craze.
Give me a good football game, a Rob Zombie film, anything but this stuff.....yawn. What's next? "New at 10. Watch a bean grow!" Yep, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for that to be syndicated.


Funny you caved and read it. Must be a slow news night.....

ETA: I've done the same before out of pure bordome, so you're not alone. Funny though.
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posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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I kinda like it...
It would be good for falling asleep to.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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GNOarmy
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Funny you caved and read it. Must be a slow news night.....


Ow, ya got me.

Pitiful isn't it?



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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it will be an utter fail and be rejected in the U.S.
by the ADD addled masses



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:49 PM
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Must be boring over there. So boring…

I think Americans won't be tuning into this very much.

Here we're different. Is the "Yule Log" fire going to be aired again this year? 24 hours of burning wood on TV.

Can't wait.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 10:52 PM
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Okay....lets hear some proposed U.S. titles for slow tv! I'll go first.

"Leaves. From Green to Amber" Sounds exciting!



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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GNOarmy
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Okay....lets hear some proposed U.S. titles for slow tv! I'll go first.


Oh, oh. I got a couple.

Trucker scenery across Kansas.

Waiting for my number at the DMV.



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 11:02 PM
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"Paint Drying" Season 1



posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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We can watch a man who sits in a chair all day watching himself live on tv sit in a chair all day watching his mind melt away while watching himself...




posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 12:02 AM
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It may be what we need. The days of youtube videos (and now vines! ) have killed the upcoming generations attention span.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 12:17 AM
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Ha ha isn't that the truth? We can start with the school kids. 1 hours classes where they have to sit and watch pretty much nothing. Might actually be the best class in school as far as actually doing some good. Considering the sorry state of affairs our education system is in.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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< thinks of something positive to say : low production costs ?



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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Now when I'm not watching TV I won't be worried that I'm missing anything...

Get outside kids...there's nothing on anyway...just knitting for the last 3 hours & there's still 5 to go...be home at 8

Here's a good one:
Lake Michigan freezing over...in real time
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posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 01:27 AM
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GNOarmy
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Okay....lets hear some proposed U.S. titles for slow tv! I'll go first.

"Leaves. From Green to Amber" Sounds exciting!


Ok...

Watch My Cake Bake

How To Build a House
(Seasons 1-25: Watching that Future Lumber Grow)

Asteroid Adventures- A bird's-eye view atop an asteroid zooming thru the cosmos. (Until the camera dies or gets out of range.) ***I'd actually watch this one!***



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 01:35 AM
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Watch My Cake Bake




You could spin that off into a Norwegian style TV cooking show.

Reindeer chops in the slow cooker.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 01:39 AM
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I would watch a channel solely devoted to Russian dashboard cams.
I think that would be good.



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 02:08 AM
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Well, the US have been shoving braindead reality tv amongst other crap down the throat of the rest of the world for an eternity now. Thats basically the only thing you see when you flip through channels here in europe nowdays, so lets just say I really hope you will see alot of those trainrails in the near future



posted on Nov, 2 2013 @ 04:55 AM
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We could run this two ways,

We could take bets on which Granny is knitting so fast she is about to spontaneously combust.




Or we could funk it up


Cody



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