The Greatest Shows on Earth

The Greatest Shows on Earth

Postby prolific » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:49 am

I watched this last night, the series looks to be very interesting. You can catch up on last nights episode via the link below or via your tele on demand...

The Greatest Shows on Earth
Series 1 Episode 1

Daisy visits Brazil, looking backstage as it prepares to explode onto the world stage with the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016. She finds extremes of television, from programmes objectifying and humiliating women to a bloody version of Crimewatch.

She goes behind the scenes of Brazil's most revealing talent show, Miss Bum Bum, where young women go cheek-to-cheek to decide who has the best backside. Although it's shocking to her eyes, Daisy learns that Brazilians regard the programme as a harmless celebration of the female form.

Digging deeper, Daisy discovers a darker side to the froth and frivolity of Brazilian entertainment TV when she meets an ex-member of the 'Panicats': a group of bikini-clad women who are subjected to what Daisy sees as degrading challenges in the name of TV entertainment.

Brazil has one of the highest crime rates in the world, as Daisy finds out as a live guest on Na Mira, a bloody version of Crimewatch. The programme is filled with shocking footage of dead bodies on pavements and buried corpses being pulled from the ground, and is scheduled at lunchtime after kids' cartoons.

Daisy Donovan gets to grips with some of the most popular television shows on the planet, finding out how societies - and particularly the roles of women - are brought into sharp relief by the TV they watch. ... od#3537428
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