Summer Learning Journey - Day 11 - Activities One and Two - German Television
NOTE: It took me a LONG time to watch all the videos due to internet connection.
To set the scene, I was still feeling pretty tired today so I decided to spend one more day relaxing in front of the TV. Today, when I turned it on I also decided to scroll through the channels to see what local television programs, movies and music are like in the country. To see what is popular in your country, click on the links below and watch the videos. Each country has three videos. In some cases, the videos will be in different languages!
If you want, reader, you can watch the videos for yourself. You don’t have to, I mean, one of the videos are more than twenty minutes long but hey, it’s a television show, so no surprise there...
Famous German Musician
Andreas Bourani - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYNLQjrBVPo
Famous German Band
Rammstein - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8ljRgcJNM
Popular German Television Show
Lowenzahn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-qwvV1TaNc
Now, for the first task...
Now that you have watched the three videos for your country, it is time to rate them from best to worst. Post the names of the videos in your blog in order from 1 to 3 with the best video as #1 and the worst as #3.
- Lowenzahn - enjoyed the show, which was unexpected.
- Andreas Bourani - watched it just before the internet went slow, and it felt nice and uplifting...though I couldn’t understand the lyrics...because it was in German...
- Rammestein - wouldn’t say it was the WORST but it was definitely weird...in a good way…
Think about the video that you liked the most. On your blog write the name of your favourite video and provide a short review of it. What was good about the video? What did you like? What didn’t you like? Was it different to what you’ve seen in New Zealand? If so, how was it different? You will need to answer each of these questions in your blog post to earn all 4 points!
My favourite video out of the three was Lowenzahn. It was my favourite because it was not just an educational kids programme (which I learned from Google), but it was a mystery-type show. The main character goes on a little search for who was responsible for something I don’t know about anymore and in the meantime, teaches the viewer what honey, which was the main theme of the episode, does to affect our lives, and bees.
It was quite different to what I’ve seen in New Zealand - the show reminds me of Shortland Street except in focuses on one character and, well, it was different because it obviously was in a different language, AND if it IS a kids programme, it’s different with the location and backgrounds. Usually when I watch a kids show it’s in a set, whereas in the show it might have a few sets (I don’t really know), but it’s pretty...real, the location’s real.
But all in all, I liked this show quite a lot.