It’s called “slow TV” and Norwegian public
television, or NRK, says it just might be the next big thing.Ratings, apparently, are good for shows that
depict live log-burning (12 hours from kindling to ashes), start-to-finish
steps to making a sweater (sheep shearing, spinning, knitting – the whole
shebang), and the wait, wait, wait-and-see moments on a salmon fishing
boat.Programmers maintain these shows
promote serenity in our harried world and let people, vicariously, experience
the peacefulness of these traditionally calming experiences.
What serene practices do you think would make for good
slow TV?Watching someone do
dishes?Meditate?Make soup?Run along the ocean?Chop firewood?