Friday, December 2, 2011

Brazilian TV

If you were to describe my like/dislike of Brazilian television using relationship terms... it would go something like this:


"friends" with Mais Você, Bem Estar, Estrelas, BBB, Qual é o seu Talento, A Fazenda, Gugu
"best friends" with Globo Repórter, Conexão Repórter, SBT Repórter, CQC, A Liga, Fantástico, Jornal da Globo, Adventura Selvagem, Bem Estar, E aí Doutor
"indifferent" to Caldeirão do Huck, Video Show
"enemies" with Video Game, Domingão do Faustão, Macho Man, Ratinho, Raul Gil,  Silvio Santos (except for Nada Além de 1 minuto- LOVE IT)
"arch-enemies" with ALL Novelas, A Praça é Nossa, Zorra Total

Obviously I didn't cover ALL shows, but just to name a few.
While I'm on the topic, there are a few other peculiar questions about Brazilian TV that I have to throw out there. Such as:
 Why does Silvio Santos wear a full-size microphone strapped to his chest? 
Doesn't he know there is such thing as a tiny hidden microphone now -a-days?

Why do ALL Brazilian television hosts insist on having half-naked women in sparkly bikinis
"dance" terribly choreographed routines during their shows or just stand there smiling for the entire program?

Well I couldn't find an example of the sparkly bikinis...

So there you have it... gogo dancer bikinis and sparkly one-piece suits.

And well, this isn't really a question, but I just think it's funny:

Lastly, I'd like to comment on the Rede Globo Natal 2011 publicidade. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, see the video below.

If I have to watch this one more time....well I'll probably just change the channel! But seriously Globo! I know you pretty much own Brazilian television and can do whatever you want, but please don't make us sit through your cheesy Christmas special every 10 minutes. And also, tell me in what world  would Luciano Huck be a taxi driver? Ana Maria Braga an empregada doméstica? William Bonner a mail man? Faustão a champagne serving butler?  And Xuxa, well Xuxa just like children so they give her a baby to hold. Don't get me started on the overenthusiastic, lovey dovey, Globo chorus. 

Is it just me? Does everyone else like this cheesiness? 


  1. Some random thoughts:

    My favorite show is definitely A Liga.

    I can't seem get past that ridiculous parrot on Mais Voce.

    Zorra Total can be funny at times, but I have to be in the mood for it.

    I also like Adventuras do Didi - silly, but cute.

    Silvio Santos I find irritating, especially throwing money into the crowd - "Who wants an aviaozinho?"

    All of Faustao's dancers have a degree in dance and earn about R$3000.

    The Brazilian government advertises on TV a surprising amount.

    ...and the worst part of that Globo Christmas thing is that the music gets stuck in my head!

  2. I hate that microphone too and asked my husband what's the deal with it! It's ridiculous.

  3. i love the parrot...gotta have more parrot

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