It’s all panel discussions, game shows, dire pop music (you really have to see and hear it to believe it!) and ads.
Not only do the ads go on and on and on, but many of them are way too long. Some of the funny ads are no longer funny by the time they end several long minutes later.
British 'yoof' television is bad enough with its weird camera angles and 'yoof' slang – watch Channel 4 over the weekend and the British version of MTV and you’ll know what I mean. The Dutch variety is worse. Pin-ta-nel. It follows a similar format but seems more dependent on overly enthusiastic voices and sentences ending with forced shouts. Pin-ta-nel. You should see the ringtone ads. Pin-ta-nel. Awful. Fucking awful, I tell you! Pin-ta-nel. Pin-ta-nel. Late at night, it’s all bare boobs and pouts luring you to ring premium rate numbers and visit sex sites. Surely no one falls for that stuff?
Pin-ta-nel, pin-ta-nel, pin-ta-nel!! It’s driving me mad!
(*) Dutch web domain (.nl) as said in Dutch: punt (fullstop) en el. Talking of web domains, why is it they some countries don’t have the ‘co’ in their web domains? Instead of dot-co-en-el, here it's dot-en-el. Not that the constant repetition of punt-co-en-el would sound any better, mind you.