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Television Shows

malcolm  I would be lying to you if I deny catching some shows on television. When I was new at Ion Global (it was Pacific Connections then) I had to leave at 5:30 exactly and rush to Tin Hau Station, get off at Wan Chai and arrive home at 163 to watch The Simpsons at Star World.
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/>Hong Kong’s local and cable television requires little patience unlike TV shows in the Philippines which are littered with seemingly unending commercials. Most of the episodes run for thirty minutes so having short intermissions won’t arouse televiewers into fits of rage.
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/>Hong Kong is predominantly controlled by Now Broadband TV as part of a package bundled with the Netvigator Broadband Internet. Its recent acquisition of rights to broadcast European Soccer games (effectively wresting it away from rival i-Cable) even made it a formidable force.
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/>Gone are the days of chasing The Simpsons at 6pm from work and waking up early to catch its morning broadcast. I have been contented with the collection I got at home and would enjoy watching them at my chosen time sans commercial breaks. But despite of that, The Simpsons remain to be my favorite TV show that I’d pick it over a traditional favorite, Mr Bean.
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/>Among recently broadcast shows I often want to watch at any given day are the following (this is based on the fact that I only subscribed to ESPN, Star Sports, BBC World, Star TV, National Geographic Channel, Star Movies and MGM):
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/>0. Naked Science
/>1. The Simpsons
/>2. Seinfeld
/>3. NBA Action
/>4. Football Asia
/>5. Click
/>6. Malcolm in the Middle
/>7. Megastructures
/>8. Outbreak Investigation
/>9. Everybody Loves Raymond
/>10. Asia Today
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/>It does not take too long to switch my attention from my PC monitor to a TV monitor. All it takes to do is that I turn 90 degrees and grab the remote. Not really a TV buff, I fear I overuse my eyes after an eight-something hour long day at the office staring at another monitor.