So many of my fellow students in my film classes use films as their points of reference. They are usually amazed by how many films I haven't seen, so amazed I've started to feel like I need to pad my DVD collection a little more and to Netflix all kinds of classic movies I end up not watching and sending back. I make myself feel better by saying I watch more than my share of TV. Sure, I have trouble naming Howard Hawks films but I can recite lines from just about every episode of The State, rank series finales (M*A*S*H and Mad About You float to the top ... seriously), and remember what two actors has shows that opened both the early-90s version of ABC's TGIF and its resurrection in the late-90s (The Olsen Twins with Full House and Two of a Kind).
It seems natural, then, that I would seek out some Italian television in order to help me with my listening and speaking of the foreign language. In my search I came across the FOXTV Italia site. Some highlights of programming available on FOX:
- Happy days
- Malcom (Malcolm in the Middle)
- Sabrina vita di strega (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)*
- Settimo Cielo (Seventh Heaven)**
- Streghe (Charmed)**
- Tru Calling
- Willy, il principe di Bel Air (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)***
Apparently we're torturing the world with American refuse. I mean porting Tru Calling is just punishment. I think Eliza Dushku is hot but those pouty, shiny lips couldn't save that stinker. Sorry, Italy.
* Aired on ABC in United States.
** Aired on WB in United States.
*** Aired on NBC in United States.