Video Wednesday Norway’s fascinating “Slow TV”

It’s television’s version of taking a deep breath…a very long, very slow, deep breath. It’s called “Slow TV,” and it’s a surprise smash-hit in Norway.

Millions tune in to watch live, unedited broadcasts of train journeys, ferry boat rides, firewood burning or people knitting for hours or days at a time. As Rune Moklebust, who helped conceive of Slow TV, explains to Seth Doane, the broadcasts simply reflect life: “Much of life itself is boring. But in-between, there are some exciting moments, and you just have to wait for them.”

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7 thoughts on “Video Wednesday Norway’s fascinating “Slow TV”

  • May 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    What a wonderful idea. I’ll be back in Norway this September and get to experience some of these activities in real time.

    • May 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks for visiting Randall. September is a great time. The large crowds at the tourist spots are gone. Hope you have a great stay in Norway!

  • May 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Tusen takk!!! This was so worthwhile!

  • May 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Slow TV is so very relaxing. When your mind is in chaos because your life is in chaos, it would be nice to sit and cruise down the beautiful fjord, just watching nature pass by. I love this video!

    • May 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks for commenting Judy. Slow TV is in a way a strange concept. I haven’t watched all the productions mentioned in this video. I did watch parts of the “Hurtigruten” production and that was amazing. You felt that you were onboard and got to see the sights.

  • May 25, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I visited Norway in 2015. Recently discovered the footage of Norway In A Nutshell. We took that trip and the footage was like reliving our vacation. It also let me show my friends and relatives just how beautiful Norway really is.


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