Television around the world is pretty similar. Endless house of entertainment that can be found through just pushing a little button.
Beyond the choice of shows and the dubbed voices, there are other parts of television viewing/owning she find strange.
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The final and perhaps largest difference between TV in the USA and Germany is what comes on after 10 at night. She grew up in the USA which is also known to the rest of the world as a prude prude country. To say she was shocked would be putting it mildly the first time she turned on a German TV after 10 pm. Channel after channel has naked women. From selling phone apps, phone chatlines or even quiz shows where the hostess is nude is not uncommon. It is not even uncommon, it is very common! It is impossible to change a few channels without passing one with naked women (he wants to point out that they are only mostly naked, the important girly parts get covered). There are also many many documentaries about prostitutes (legal in Germany), swing clubs, so on so on. When the children go to bed, the Germans come out to play...except every German she has had the topic come with, has complained that it takes up too many channels, there are too many annoying naked girl advertising. This is something that you would never see on basic television in the USA that is not especially purchased (i.e., HBO).