SLOW TV: THE ACTION ANTIDOTE
Often, the aim of our favoruite TV programs is to get our hearts racing, tears flowing and sweat pouring – and all as quickly as possible. But Norwegian TV execs formed an adorable antidote in the creation of slow TV.
It was initially introduced to Norwegian audiences in 2009 with
which documented the almost seven-and-ahalf-hour train journey from Bergen to Oslo. The program was an, erm, runaway hit, drawing 1.2 million viewers.
The show’s creators Rune Moklebust and Thomas Hellum were understandably shocked when the show attracted the country’s interest, and went on to make hits such as a 12-hour show on firewood called in 2013, that drew in 20 per cent of Norway’s population, and later, the 13-hour broadcast of