Japanese TV shows are characteristically quirky, bright and out-of-the-box. To understand this genre of entertainment, we each sat down to watch three different TV shows: reality, variety and comedy. Drawing on Ellis et al, we noted the epiphanies we had whilst watching the TV shows and then looked deeper into the cultural practices behind them to understand the culture.
Without watching each other’s TV shows, we came together to present our cultural findings and realised the shows had more in common than we had previously thought.
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