Note for Americans?
"Hint to Americans: turn on the English subtitles and you'll catch twice as many jokes."
Joel can I suggest you watch "Rab C Nesbit". You'll need your subtitles for that.
I'm English and even I need the subtitles for Rab.
Wait till you see the second serious - the episode on staff appraisals will have you in stiches.
Series even :s
Just watched the Christmas special - genius, you see what David Brent does after he gets fired.
Watching 'Survivor - Allstars' and from time to time they put up subtitles for Boston Rob. That makes me laugh.
"I'm English and even I need the subtitles for Rab."
The ubiquitous 'Ken'
My wife and I have a young daughter (14 months) so often there are times when we either want the TV low, or it couldn't go high enough to overcome the cacophony of noises (yes, anti-TV people, I realize that I should be spending my time "with loved ones" or reading the latest Danielle Steel novel, however there are some great shows on TV that we enjoy as a family). We took to turning closed captioning on, and it has become something that we do even when unnecessary now -- it becomes something that you really get to appreciate regardless (and there's far less "What did he say?"). I have great appreciation for the people who closed caption live events like news and sports - it is amazing how accurate it is most of the time.
When my girlfriend and I watched "The Full Monty," we had to turn on the subtitles because she couldn't make out what was being said.
Steven R. Wheeler
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