Television is extremely popular in Berlin, and in fact, in the whole of Germany. The censorship laws regarding television content are extremely relaxed, which has led to most Berliners watching television from 8pm-11pm (7:15pm-10:15pm Berlin time.) The most popular show is “Nicht Fich” which roughly translates to “Don’t Fuck.” It’s a reality show where adults are locked in a house, dosed heavily with MDMA (legal in Germany) and are timed to see how long they can resist intercourse. Over 200,000 people enter the running for Nicht Fich every season.
In this photo (above) a man mournfully gazes off his balcony, trying to catch a glimpse of Nicht Fich through a neighbor’s window, as his television is broken.
Photo courtesy streifblick.