Work at the Wal-mart has been a bit nutty/crazy lately, so I decided to treat myself to a few early "buy it for yourself" Christmas presents. :)
Now, anyone who really knows me, knows that I have three passions in life:
1) I hate stupid people.
2) I collect the ads for Absolut vodka (1,000+ and counting)
and the one relevant to this discussion 3) I collect foreign television shows.
For whatever reason, I'm intrigued by television from anywhere other than America, which is probably why my tolerance for network TV has gotten so low. Anyway.
Now, I can use the Internet like a chef uses a fine set of blades. Given enough time, I can find ANYTHING, as long as it exists on the net. I got a multi-region DVD player and went to town. I'm trying to get as many countries as possible. The list currently stands at Britain, Australia, South Africa and thanks to some truly inspired Web-surfing tonight, I was able to add New Zealand!
I could go on and on about the wonders of the stuff I've found, but it is more the thrill of the hunt that gets me going. I'm working over some DVD e-commerce site, trying to weed out all the useless "Friends" box sets or the 87th copy of "The Sopranos." I want stuff that is unique to that country.
My fondest wish is for a sitcom from Spain, called "Cuentame como paso," which explores the Franco period of Spanish history through the eyes of a normal family and its teenage children. I've also got lines on DVDs from amazon.fr and amazon.de, but since I don't speak French or German, those are pretty much useless. I want to be able to enjoy what I'm buying!
Anyway. That's my tale from tonight. Peace out!