There are actually English shows and even whole channels on Korean TV. In my prior two homes, I rarely watched TV because finding the English channels and timing the shows was a bit of a pain. By the way, cable TV is free or only about $5 (5,000 won) tacked within the monthly rent. It’s the basic cable TV in the wall that gives you about 50 channels. (TVs are also provided; the quality of the TV depends on your apartment, but it’s usually a big box.)
My current apartment decided to upgrade about a month ago. They gave me a box to go with my TV and I have a LOT more channels to choose from. I can also choose buy some pay-per-view movies/TV shows as well. Anyway, I have some channels that I currently enjoy. What’s awesome (or maybe not so awesome) is that everyday I come home, there’s a 4-5 hour marathon of CSI or NCIS. They are all reruns but from the different ‘cities.’ I never really watched CSI in the States, so I’m still learning who the different characters are. I have put the shows in order of my preference (with my least favorite first). With the help IMDb….I picked out my favorite characters for each show as well:
CSI: New York
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS has been a long time favorite of mine. The best part is that I can watch it (almost) everyday! Not only is there the run of the episodes once a week, but every night (on a different channel) one or two episodes are shown. I have grown to really like NCIS: Los Angeles. The other versions of CSI are slowly growing on me, but I still don’t like them so much. How about you? Do you watch NCIS or CSI? Which is your favorite show and who is your favorite character(s)?