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Pictures of your habitat
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Jack J
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Lars Jacobsson
Oct 8 2010, 04:05 PM
My view from home feels a little more DDR... :(

Growing up here sure felt like living in the DDR (East Germany). We only had state television, no commercials, hardly no American cartoons but lots of stuff from the old Soviet block countries, and everything was almost colourless. :(
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I was confused when Lars first mentioned DDR, thought he was on about the game on playstation you used to dance along to Dance Dance Reveloution and then the penny dropped when East Germany was mentioned :lol:
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Oct 8 2010, 06:02 PM
Growing up here sure felt like living in the DDR (East Germany). We only had state television, no commercials, hardly no American cartoons but lots of stuff from the old Soviet block countries, and everything was almost colourless.  :(

I'm a little bit younger than you but I also grew up with only two TV channels and eastern european cartoons like Profesor Balthazar. In Sweden all that changed in the late eighties/early nineties when the state's TV monopoly was dropped and in a way I kind of miss the days of "boring" leftie-television, when TV still offered some challanging stuff, like obscure experimental- and arthouse films on prime-time TV, amongst all the mind-numblingly dull documentaries about ear-operations and "family entertainment" shows so painfully stiff and old-hat they now feels like it was made on another planet. At least "DDR-TV" beats the non-stop shit marathon on a zillion channels we got today - I don't even watch TV anymore, I just buy or download all the good stuff (and I must add that the quality of good TV-series has never been better than in recent years!).
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Oct 9 2010, 11:35 AM
Jack J
Oct 8 2010, 06:02 PM
Growing up here sure felt like living in the DDR (East Germany). We only had state television, no commercials, hardly no American cartoons but lots of stuff from the old Soviet block countries, and everything was almost colourless.  :(

I'm a little bit younger than you but I also grew up with only two TV channels and eastern european cartoons like Profesor Balthazar. In Sweden all that changed in the late eighties/early nineties when the state's TV monopoly was dropped and in a way I kind of miss the days of "boring" leftie-television, when TV still offered some challanging stuff, like obscure experimental- and arthouse films on prime-time TV, amongst all the mind-numblingly dull documentaries about ear-operations and "family entertainment" shows so painfully stiff and old-hat they now feels like it was made on another planet. At least "DDR-TV" beats the non-stop shit marathon on a zillion channels we got today - I don't even watch TV anymore, I just buy or download all the good stuff (and I must add that the quality of good TV-series has never been better than in recent years!).

Well, the funny thing is I actually agree with you about television. The old days were difficult if you were an outsider who was into alternative music and "different" culture. It sounds ridiculous but there was ONE other guy in my town who listened to threash metal (we're talking mid-80s here)!!! But television wise I kinda agree with you. I miss that too.

Anyway, about a year ago state television here launched a new channel where they broadcast programs from the old days for two hours every day and I'm glued to the screen, haha. Talk shows from the 70s that I watched when I was 10, and game shows from the 80s. It's awesome! They still haven't shown "Professor Balthazar" but I hope they will some day. :wub:

And guess what, a couple of years ago I even began watching "Polizeiruf 110" which was a long running cop show from East German television!!

About the not so cool times we're squatting in: Like you I could do without all the 10,000 tons of shit too but if nothing else it DOES give of the chance to make choices. Back in the old days (not matter whether you're talking abut the 70s or 80s) we had cool stuff BUT it was very rare and they didn't show it very often. And when they finally did they never repeated it again. Today you need to wade thru tons of shit but if you search for it you CAN find the good stuff. And yeah you're right, there's been made some awesome TV series the last 10 years.


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