Slow TV

If you’re bored with the all too familiar sitcom formula that has an entire episode wrapped up in 22 minutes, this may be more of your thing.

Slow television is the uninterrupted broadcast of an ordinary event from start to finish. Early efforts included burning Yule logs on TV around Christmas and driver’s views of complete British rail journeys, but Norwegian public television has revived the format in recent years. The first broadcast was of a 7-hour train trip from Bergen to Oslo, which was watched at some point by 20% of Norway’s population.

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