26 Dec 2009


This is nothing about Christmas yet, because we are celebrating Christmas with out son and we drive home today.

But this happened to me last week.

Mr. G. loves to read, but only in his bed. So he retired at 8 pm to read his new book and I took the opportunity to look for a romantic film or something other than action movies or crime stories.

I don't know how many TV channels we have Belgium but far over 100 certainly and I really was convinced to find something. I had quite some choice as I could watch in german, french, english, and even the dutch/flemish channels as they are mostly subtitled in English. While I ate my apple slices, I started to zap.

First France, a stupid talk show with a guy who took himself for the belly bottom of the world and found himself very charming. I got bored and changed.

I just dropped in the middle of a CSI series where they were busy to find out what the victim had eaten, so they had opened its stomac with tweezers, showing some close ups of the stomac content, a disgusting dark colored mass which looked like vomit.

I looked at my apple slices and changed quickly. Next was a similar movie, where the pathologist was just busy to fumble in raw meat looking for a lost bullet while the blood dropped from the table.

Next was a scene of a couple who kissed themselves with passion and I thought I had found my romantic film, but then, suddenly, behind her back he had a string in his hand and what did he do ? While kissing her he strangled her ! Isn't that romantic ? She dropped slowly to the floor with big astonished looking eyes and died.

This was definitely no romance, I switched to the next chanel. This time it was something very interesting for me, a Golf game ! An old bold big bellied guy stand there like a statue, with his club in one hand and looked concentrated on a hole as if a mouse or a mole would come out. After a while, nobody came out of the hole and I didn't follow this thrilling event further so I zapped again.

Now I got the news. Some arabs with their checkered kitchen towel on their heads and some soldiers in their camouflage uniform, and big guns in their hands were discussing about I don't know what ! Nothing for me, I am a peaceful person.

Slowly I lost patience, still no love story. This time I saw a black dressed person with a mask jumping out of a bush and on a peacefully walking women, a blade was glittering in the moonshine (this was romantic, I mean the moonshine) and ....stabbed her in the chest ! I didn't wait for the blood streaming out, and quickly changed again. It became better. It was a a scientific explanation about spiders, beatles, worms and other disgusting critters, so I switched immediately to another channel, before the long haired spider was crawling over the screen.

After car accidents, floods, fire, bombings, bank attacks and other catastrophies du to global warming, I finally gave up ! there was nothing, but absolutely nothing on TV and I wondered why did we pay for it?

In the hope to find something amongs the new CDs what did I find ? CDs of my son, full of science fiction, action and other stuff of no interest to me. Offended, I switched off the TV and also went reading in my bed ..... a crime story.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I just hate that when I want to watch something fun and romantic and there is nothing on TV. Well at least we have books,,,,,,,,,

diane b said...

So it is not just here where one cannot find much interesting to watch.
Going to bed with a book is as romantic as I get these days too.

Anonymous said...

I love your term zap LOL. And how many languages to you know? Crap I'm lucky to know English. I hate it when nothing is one like that. But other than that recorded TV shows I always watch my TV is always on CNN...go figure...LOL...gets old a repetitious I tell ya...Thank goodness for MUTE!!!

claudie said...

I like the way you tell us your missadventures with the TV!
Yesterday night I watched Robinson Crusoe on TV with the actor Pierre Richard. Another version of the story using the right personnality of the actor (he is a comic) and with the modern perception of human rights. After I decided to visit my blog and wrote my last post and staid on internet until 3 in the night! Crazzzzyyyy!

Faye said...

Gattina, you need to be able to get the Lifetime, Oxygen or Hallmark channels that we get in the U.S. A girl's bound to find some romance on at least one of these channels. Or, you could watch NCIS where there's blood and gore but plenty of cute guys and beautiful former Mossad agents.

Safe travels.

Melli said...

LOL! Television is the same! All over the world!!! WE have 300 channels... it takes 15 minutes to flip through them all and find there is nothing on! Then it's back to the Game Show Channel for mom!

Sayre said...

I am always amazed at how often there is nothing to watch when you have access to so many channels.

My favorite new "holiday themed" movies, which are also romantic comedies are "Love Actually" and "The Holiday".

When are you going to post the topic for Fun Monday? It's only two days away!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I think the TV programmers feel that while everyone is too busy celebrating to watch TV, they can put on their crap films/docos, etc and it doesn't matter. But after a big day of eating and drinking, it's nice to sit back in a comfy chair and let your dinner digest while watching a good movie. Too bad it doesn't happen!

Anonymous said...


You made me laugh!

And believe me this is a wonderful miracle ...

(don´t know if you remember, but I sent you an email some days ago. Soon, I will be able to pass the pics I took of him (the cat who is looking for a nice Home like yours :-))from the camera to the computer and, as I do not have anybody else to torment, I will send the pictures to you if don´t mind. I want to find a Home for him!

Pleeease Help! (I can´t take him. My Great Dane wouldn´t be impressed. Among others things of course ...

Love and Best Wishes for the New Year.