|04:20 pm - 春晚/Chinese New Year Gala|
Rumour is that those in China don't even bother watching the annual Chinese New Year Gala anymore because they feel the programs aren't very good. For me, I wait anxiously to watch the Gala to experience some of the festivities. Someone uploaded the 2009 Gala to youtube already, linked above :)
Anyone watched it? Which programs did you like? I really liked Zhao Benshan's comedic skit, and even "Da Shan" performed! (Da Shan's a Canadian from Toronto who's extremely famous in China. His English name is Mark I think, and he speaks Mandarin completely fluently. He has a program on CCTV teaching foreigners how to speak Chinese...or is it Chinese how to speak English? Well, one of those, lol).
Nah, the program had it's ups and downs, but at least it was way better than the period ago where the show was 90% songs. I wouldn't say that the skits are the best (esp since some like 赵大叔 have more or less peaked already) but it's good. ^^