Look, Chinese TV sucks, there’s no two ways about it.
It has nothing to do with the fact that I can’t understand any of it, that barely bothers me at all. It also isn’t some prejudice against Chinese media, because I watch a lot of Chinese movies that most of you have never heard of.
It’s just that it sucks.
What isn’t ping-pong (sorry, table tennis) is either Chinese soap-operas (which look really poorly acted), or stuff like this on the left. Yeah, so that’s two skeleton marionettes dancing around, and playing The Offspring’s Pretty Fly (For a White Guy). The crowd was eating it up, which I find inexplicable. Then again, given the choices they have, I can see why this is entertaining.
I’m not sure why Chinese movies are so much better than the TV (or to put it another way, why TV is so much worse than the movies), but I think it has something to do with bootleg heroin.
I mean, it has to.