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    Thai Media: A Joke or Not?

    What is you opinion of Thai television or radio?

    Do you listen to Thai radio or Thai TV or news?

    For me, every TV show is the same. If it is a talk show, they have a Thai movie star on their talking about her divorce. If it is a Thai game show or competition, they have the same Thai comedians on there time after time. The bald guy with messed up teeth for one comes to mind this morning. Of course if it is a Thai soap, there is the overdone pushing match in slow motion (normally between two ladies), followed by the Thai patented slap in the face.

    Thai radio? The lady announcers sound ok sometimes. With the men, there is always some horrible echo that comes across the radio. The worst is when he keeps interrupting the Thai song with some gibberish.

    Personally, I think the male announcers sound like they have a marshmallow stuck in their throat and spend 50% of the time saying "uhh, uhh, uhh" or "mmmm mmmmm". There is also the ever popular and boisterous "krahpom" ever few seconds.

    Your thoughts on my rant?

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    sounds like a fair comment

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    I dont have to watch Thai tv anymore thank god, we got the local cable with a few movie channels, Boomerang the kids channel and a few sports ones. The wife used to watch all the Thai series but doesnt bother with them now, she'll watch a movie rather than watch the Thai series with the silly sound effects that drive you potty after five minutes. If thats all there is to watch they'll watch it, given a choice they probably wouldnt.
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    never watch it
    if occasionally i'm out in a waiting room and its on in the background, i usually find it utterly fascinating, in a train wreck way

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    There's a few good things. I remember one where a guy follows a poor person around on their daily routine, for example collecting rubbish or working at the market. News & sport isn't too bad.

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    I remember one where a guy follows a poor person around on their daily routine
    The guy in the baseball cap?

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    ^yep.

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    Ahh yeah, seen that a few times then. Ironically on in between some Soap Opera's or other showcasing the real, everyday, life of Thai's in BKK.

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    The majority of it is crap but in amongst the crap there are a few good actors being held back by crap directors and crap scripts.
    It's a bit like watching Bogart doing a part in Coronation Street

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    ^similar to Australian soaps, although for the Thai stars there is little or no chance of an escape to Hollywood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    ^similar to Australian soaps, although for the Thai stars there is little or no chance of an escape to Hollywood.
    Aussie soap 'stars' usually find their way - much like a creeping, infectious, plauge - to the UK. For every one that subsequently cross-infects to the US there's a dozen others belting out crap pop tunes in London concerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Aussie soap 'stars' usually find their way - much like a creeping, infectious, plauge - to the UK. For every one that subsequently cross-infects to the US there's a dozen others belting out crap pop tunes in London concerts.
    Yes, but in general English stars who make it to hollywood generally never appear on TV first, whereas I notice nearly all of the Aussies go through a rite of passage in a soap. To do so for an English actor would be professional suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    there's a dozen others belting out crap pop tunes in London concerts.
    Really, are they still going over? i thought that stopped in the 90's. Who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
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    there's a dozen others belting out crap pop tunes in London concerts.
    Really, are they still going over? i thought that stopped in the 90's. Who?
    What, you wanna see my Hyperbole & Artistic License License now do you??

    Nah, I dunno. Did see that Kylie was awarded something or other at Buckingham palace the other day. The ever swarmy Peter Andre's still knocking around the traps too I think.

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    This guy was in Washington Square in Bangkok a few weeks ago.

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    A better pic.


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    Did he ever pork Marge in real life? (shudder)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    To do so for an English actor would be professional suicide.
    Agree.

    So does this lady.



    Aaah, of course. She's Welsh.

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    well, that's one, and I'm not sure that she made it because of her acting ability either.

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    ^ What else could it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    a guy follows a poor person around on their daily routine, for example collecting rubbish or working at the market.

    That's my neighbour following me to get first chance at grabbing my rubbish as I chuck it away.

    He's middle class by the way.

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