So, I didn’t watch a lot of TV overseas. And what I did watch was old reruns of American shows that were being shown on the Dubai channel, but with all the kissing scenes cut out and any word involving “god” awkwardly silenced.
Anyway, I turn on the little TV set I have at my apartment, is has a 3 inch screen, and there’s a show called hole in the wall. In it, you have to stand in front of a pool of water as a giant foam wall comes flying at you, and you either fit through the hole or get thrown into the pool. On the episode I watched the teams were three dwarfs vs. three female body builders.
Remember the scene in Farenheit 451 where Guy goes to his wife’s house, and she’s watching a show with clowns in racecars that die in bloody crasahes, and he’s simultaenously disoriented and disgusted? Yeah, it’s like that. US TV got weird as hell while I was gone.