Friday, July 12, 2013

Twisted Things REPLACED!!!

Have no idea why I always refer to the programme as "Twisted Things" when I know very well it is "Twisted Tips". I guess "Twisted Things" does have a nicer ring to it, and having watched the programme, I think it really is about things that are twisted. Matter of fact, the whole show is twisted.

That said, I take great pleasure in announcing that "Twisted Tips" has been replaced on Viasat 1. In my last update, I said "Twisted Tips" didn't show when it was supposed to two weeks ago. Well, it didn't show again last week, and like the week before, "Freaky Eaters" was shown in its place (I guess that was the unofficial taking off of "Twisted Tips").

So this week, I'm watching Viasat 1 (I think I was watching "A Shelter for Love") and then there was an ad break, and then there was an ad for a new programme on Viasat 1, which is to air on the same day, at the same time "Twisted Tips" was showing. I guess then it's safe to say that "Twisted Tips" is gone (maybe they couldn't get sponsors after all. every one of that show I watched saw producers advertising begging for sponsorship at the end).

The replacement is *drumroll...* "Da Kink in My Hair", a Canadian sitcom. Don't get me wrong. I love Canada, but couldn't the replacement have been another TV series from Gh? Or is there really a dearth of TV series worth watching in Gh? Seriously, just about every television station in Gh shows at least one telenovela, and though so many viewers are hooked on them (I know I'm so hooked on "A Shelter for Love". I call it "Luciana"), it really would be great to get viewers hooked on some Gh telenovela or sitcom or soap opera or series. Wouldn't it be a nice feeling if people all over the world went through a lot of hassle to download the latest episode of some Gh series online, just like I (plus plenty other Ghanaians) do to get the latest episode of my favourite series? I doubt if 1. "Afia Schwarzenegger" for example, is available online, and 2. if anyone (Ghanaian or otherwise) is interested in downloading it (complete waste if you ask me).

I love watching a lot of foreign content, hence my joy when Viasat 1 came to Gh, and my disdain when they took up airing a whole lot of not worth watching local content. But right now, I've been thinking a lot, and I really would love for my favourite TV programme to be out of Gh (I am after all Ghanaian).

I watched "xoxo" last Saturday, and it seemed what I feared was kinda coming true. I did say I hoped the one episode I watched and liked was not a one off thing. Watching last week, I honestly did not enjoy the show at all. I know producers of the show are trying to be different by giving viewers the chance to vote for their favourite outcome out of two, at the end of each show, but seriously, does everything in Gh have to involve text voting? And I do wonder if producers go along with the highest voted outcome or if it is just some ploy to get the moneys (premium charges for such text messages) of viewers and promise them one prize or another or just for the fun of it, but still go along with whatever story line they had intended.

Well, we'll see how "Da Kink in My Hair" goes (never watched an episode before). I'm having a feeling I might like it, since it's not out of Gh. I really don't know, but it's not an African thing, cos I do watch some Nigerian TV series and I enjoy them (not all of them but a whole lot of the ones I've watched), and I do love some SA ones I've watched too. Really wondering what's happening with the Gh entertainment.

Just hoping "Twisted Things" doesn't end up showing up again at a later time or worse yet, maybe it has not been replaced but has just been moved to another day or time. Still hoping my writing about it had something to do with its removal (still seriously doubting it).


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