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(The New York Times)   The Americanization of China continues: 75 new Imax theaters to open. Can reality TV be far behind?   (nytimes.com) divider line 45
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2011-03-24 01:18:07 PM
Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.
 
2011-03-24 01:20:03 PM
Reality TV would never work in a culture where emphasis is placed on conformity, and entitled flamboyance barely even exists. Without scores of narcissistic f*ck-wipes all pushing each other out of the way in search of their 15 minutes, there's simply no basis for the concept.

Face it: China's versions of the sort of sub-retards who "star" on dreck like "Jersey Shore" and "The Bachelor" are either sent to work in the mines, or quietly drowned at birth.
 
2011-03-24 02:37:03 PM
well that's nice. with the bigger screens they won't have to squint so much.

/racism
 
2011-03-24 02:56:11 PM
Survior: Reeducation Paddy
 
2011-03-24 02:57:09 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.


Would it be Canadification? Canadianification? Hoserification?
 
2011-03-24 02:57:18 PM
How about TruTV? They can HAVE TruTV!
 
2011-03-24 02:58:07 PM
pfffft.

I won't be impressed until they start restaurant bikini brawls because their bowl of rice was cold. Damn noobs.
 
2011-03-24 02:59:13 PM

Gunny Highway: Temptation Island: Reeducation Paddy


ftfy
 
2011-03-24 03:00:56 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.


Isn't Canada in North America? True, manifest destiny dictates that the US should own all of it, but geography is geography.
 
2011-03-24 03:01:32 PM

Treygreen13: I_Am_Weasel: Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.

Would it be Canadification eh? Canadianification eh? Hoserification eh?


ftfy, and with that, all 3 are valid.
 
2011-03-24 03:03:09 PM
North american does not mean canadians and mexico are also "american". that phrase is used to describe only people from the united states of america
 
2011-03-24 03:03:58 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.


So is Max Renn. I'd love to see the Rennification of China.

/Arr hair the new fresh.
 
2011-03-24 03:06:17 PM
Are these the real wrap around IMAX screens or the IMAX branded ones that are about the same as a regular screen?

Because that is really the important part.
 
2011-03-24 03:06:36 PM
Coming up: the fifth-season premiere of 'Olympic Gymnast Camp'. This week, one contestant shames their entire family when they are knocked off the balance beam and into the pit of depleted uranium. Who it is is sure to surprise you!
 
2011-03-24 03:07:05 PM
Give it till the inevitable construction bust and financial crisis in China for any reality TV boom there. Reality TV shows are popular with North American networks right now because they cost very little to make (not a small consideration with the recession and competition from the Internet drying up ad revenue).

During the economic crisis of the early 2000's TV networks in Argentina showed little else but reality shows, because that was all they could afford to show. Ad revenue that could finance other types of programming had dried up and the collapse of the peso had made foreign programming prohibitively expensive.
 
2011-03-24 03:07:15 PM
I said it before and I'll say again: America = China's Canada.

Notice how we as Americans have taken everything good that was in Canada and somehow messed it up?

Pam Anderson, Chandler, Jim Carrey, maple syrup, flannel, hockey, basketball, hot women who don't know they're hot because they're practically surrounded by hot women all the time that even the ugly chicks are hot, etc.

Now the Chinese are doing it to us. Can't wait to see Brad Pitt on some Chinese sitcom.
 
2011-03-24 03:07:51 PM
Coming up next on RealityChina: Syncronized Marching.

/Maybe that's Japan.
//Oh well.
///Bwong.
 
2011-03-24 03:09:35 PM
I'm pretty sure China has reality TV.

Link (new window)
 
2011-03-24 03:12:26 PM

Malcolm_Sex: that phrase is used to describe only people from the united states of america


Hmmm... Best America?

i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-03-24 03:12:38 PM
Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii
 
2011-03-24 03:13:30 PM
Stay Tuned for an exciting episode of Shanghai Shore

Followed by everyone's favorite game show:

Dong! Where is my Automobile???
 
2011-03-24 03:18:58 PM

Ringtailed79: Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii


Beat me by 52 seconds!
 
2011-03-24 03:19:55 PM

UsikFark: Malcolm_Sex: that phrase is used to describe only people from the united states of america

Hmmm... Best America?


Psst. Hey, Dude. Umm, you know Bush hasn't been president for a couple years now, right?
 
2011-03-24 03:42:52 PM
I thought they already have Big Brother
 
2011-03-24 03:43:14 PM
The Contender: Boxer Rebellion
 
2011-03-24 03:43:30 PM
The Real Housewives of Xian.
 
2011-03-24 03:47:04 PM
Isn't IMAX Canadian?
 
2011-03-24 03:52:36 PM

Malcolm_Sex: North american does not mean canadians and mexico are also "american". that phrase is used to describe only people from the united states of america


While in practise that may be true, it is not actually true. American does actually refer (again technically) to anyone from the America's. However, it has most definitely become reserved for our friends in the USA. I must admit I cringe a bit when I am referred to as an American (not that there is anything wrong with that).
 
2011-03-24 03:53:20 PM

SirAdrianDangerous: Ringtailed79: Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii

Beat me by 52 seconds!



For those of you familiar with Canada's east coast:

Acadie Shore (new window)
 
2011-03-24 03:56:01 PM

Its_Not_a_Typo: Malcolm_Sex: North american does not mean canadians and mexico are also "american". that phrase is used to describe only people from the united states of america

While in practise that may be true, it is not actually true. American does actually refer (again technically) to anyone from the America's. However, it has most definitely become reserved for our friends in the USA. I must admit I cringe a bit when I am referred to as an American (not that there is anything wrong with that).


I often refer to things as being 'North American' when talking with people 'from away.'

It's better than 'American' for describing things that apply to all of NA.
 
2011-03-24 03:56:48 PM
I guess I should have read the thread first...
 
2011-03-24 04:00:22 PM

I Like Shiny Things: I won't be impressed until they start restaurant bikini brawls because their bowl of rice was cold. Damn noobs.


www.quotemonk.com
Aight. Bring it on.
 
2011-03-24 04:05:20 PM

Ringtailed79: Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii


Do they have Chinese guidos?
 
2011-03-24 04:07:59 PM

MaxxLarge: Reality TV would never work in a culture where emphasis is placed on conformity, and entitled flamboyance barely even exists. Without scores of narcissistic f*ck-wipes all pushing each other out of the way in search of their 15 minutes, there's simply no basis for the concept.

Face it: China's versions of the sort of sub-retards who "star" on dreck like "Jersey Shore" and "The Bachelor" are either sent to work in the mines, or quietly drowned at birth.


Cultures change.

The Chinese aren't any less or more human than we are, and once the job growth comes to an end over there, guess what will come to keep the masses apathetic?

Yep, reality TV.
 
2011-03-24 04:09:35 PM

offmymeds: Ringtailed79: Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii

Do they have Chinese guidos?


Why, yes, yes they do:

www.spacedaily.com

They also have Chinese EECOMs, CAPCOMs, etc.
 
2011-03-24 04:09:48 PM
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"Twiright" TBA 2012
 
2011-03-24 04:14:51 PM

Its_Not_a_Typo: While in practise that may be true, it is not actually true. American does actually refer (again technically) to anyone from the America's. However, it has most definitely become reserved for our friends in the USA. I must admit I cringe a bit when I am referred to as an American (not that there is anything wrong with that).


Hmmm. Not a 'merican, eh?

Let's see where you're from my fine foreign friend...

Toronto?

Oh, Bauer's place!
 
2011-03-24 04:19:34 PM

offmymeds: Ringtailed79: Stay tuned for the next Xioanging Shore


/snooooooooooooookiiiiiii

Do they have Chinese guidos?


Possibly.; Has the Ganguro girl phenomenon made the jump from Japan to China
http://www.google.com/images?q=ganguro+girl&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en& t ab=wi&biw=963&bih=333
 
2011-03-24 04:20:17 PM

dittybopper: Psst. Hey, Dude. Umm, you know Bush hasn't been president for a couple years now, right?


Okay, good to know. I stopped watching TV after he gave that terrible speech on SNL.
 
2011-03-24 04:39:04 PM

Treygreen13: I_Am_Weasel: Small point of order. IMAX is Canadian.

Would it be Canadification? Canadianification? Hoserification?


Canucklelization.
 
2011-03-24 04:44:52 PM

MaxxLarge: Reality TV would never work in a culture where emphasis is placed on conformity, and entitled flamboyance barely even exists. Without scores of narcissistic f*ck-wipes all pushing each other out of the way in search of their 15 minutes, there's simply no basis for the concept.

Face it: China's versions of the sort of sub-retards who "star" on dreck like "Jersey Shore" and "The Bachelor" are either sent to work in the mines, or quietly drowned at birth.


It seems to work pretty well in Japan--at least they have some of the weirdest, most exhibitionist, violent game shows in the world--and that is all that reality shows are--game shows. Corny, contrived, largely faked game shows.

Most of the reality shows on American and Canadian TV are rip-offs of Dutch shows that were successfully ripped off by the British. The Dutch and the British are two of the more reserved and phlegmatic peoples in the world.

I would argue that being conformist makes exhibitionism all the more thrilling, which is why Americans get their knickers in a knot over a "wardrobe malfunction" that shows a bit of nipple jewelry.

I've seen more T&A on bus shelter ads in Europe.
 
2011-03-24 04:49:00 PM
I can't wait for episodes of 澤西濱.
 
2011-03-24 04:52:11 PM
...featuring 素怒汽 and 情況.
 
2011-03-24 04:58:12 PM

HailRobonia: I can't wait for episodes of 澤西濱.


That show already jumped the shark. Except in China, the shark isn't in a tank.

/That's right. I can't wait for the Chinese Yakov Smirnoff.
 
2011-03-24 10:36:41 PM
I just hope they become very americanized before our government starts offering up real estate in exchange for our national debt
 
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