On my way to work one day, I heard a radio announcer talk about a new reality TV show.
"Farmer Seeks a Wife," I think it was called. It's supposed to be about 25 city girls going to live with a farmer somewhere in the Midwest. The farmer will chose a wife among them.
"What the heck?" I thought. "That's just like that stupid show that's been on TV in Sweden for a few years now!"
I've never actually seen the show since I've been out of the country, but all the contestants have been appearing frequently on the tabloid Aftonbladet's web site.
"Do they have to steal all the good TV shows from Sweden?" I thought to my self, thinking of the show "Survivor," which is based on the Swedish concept of "Expedition Robinson."
As soon as I got to a computer, I googled this new farmer show. As it turns out, it isn't a Swedish concept at all. The show started in England several years before Sweden, and it has apparently been very popular in Holland and Germany as well.
Oh well. At least I can complain that American steal all their shows from England. And Sweden was still first with "Survivor."