Autoethnography continued …my experience

Tamara Kelly

.My idea was to look further into Japanese game shows, as they are really popular and often localised in other countries. I wanted to experience watching them myself and get a sense of the entertainment value they provide in their own countries and any others watching. There is definitely a Western fascination with them. Take this segment of Ellen’s show as an example.

Japan is known for many things including it’s beautiful scenery, architecture, traditional arts like Geishas, highly advanced technology and its mega cities. The people are known to be very polite and intelligent. So when you think of all this and then see these crazy game show concepts it’s quite interesting. They have so much creativity and fun.

I watched one episode of Downtown no gaki no tsukai ya. The episode involved 5 funny men going to 37 different stores to eat an 8 pack of Octopus balls. At…

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