Thursday, November 24, 2005


These dramatised reconstructions

One of the more popular genre of Japanese TV involves a bunch of Z-list celebs sitting around watching a reconstruction of some nasty crime (if the subject matter is foreign) or heartwarming tale (if Japanese). Most of these reconstructions are shot on a budget of about 5000 yen, and often feature foreign faces that crop up in every other show. I have in fact once seen one guy play two roles in the same skit. I'm sure there must be a blog or web site chronicling the life and times of them, or if there isn't, perhaps I should start one.

My all-time classic bad reconstruction was one of Charles and Diana, where Diana was bulemic down a very Japanese electric toilet, followed by the royal family celebrating Christmas gathered round a totally bare table, bar a very Japanese strawberry cake.

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