Japan replaces extreme TV shows with duller fare
Yahoo!– TOKYO (Hollywood Reporter) – Nightly doses of pain, degradation and downright embarrassment that once captivated Japanese TV viewers have been toned down dramatically after widespread concerns about their impact on society.
Some programs that horrified viewers and hiked ratings have been replaced with chat shows, cooking series and low-cost dramas — chasing away viewers in the process….more…
In case you think Japanese TV is all topless preteen girls playing hopscotch, a lot of it is boring to tears. The worst (and best) is the public broadcast network, NHK, which shows “news” of flowers blooming EVERY day and other wildly exciting fare like two old bald guys playing Go board game. Ya-a-awn.