by Eve Vawter
Slow TV premiered on Netflix on Friday and I am already obsessed. Slow TV, which originated in Norway, is one of the most relaxing TV binge-watching experiences you will ever have. My favorite episode so far is a train ride from Bergen to Oslo, which takes about seven hours. Seven hours where the most exciting thing that happens is a train goes into a tunnel, it's pitch black on your TV screen, and all you hear is occasional background noise and the ding of a mile marker — and then the train comes out of the tunnel.
It's the most relaxing, beautiful viewing experience ever.
I'm not the only one who feels this way, because when Slow TV showed the aforementioned program on television in Norway two million people tuned in to watch it.
Here are all of the episodes of Slow TV available on Netflix:
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)
I watched a little bit of National Firewood Evening and National Knitting and both those seemed just as compelling as the train ride program — if you find amazingly slow moving television where not a lot happens super compelling — which I do.
The train goes into the tunnel. The train goes through the tunnel. The train comes out of the tunnel. You see a little village with some little houses and the train goes back into the tunnel. It's the best.
Listen, I'm is as excited as the next person for Friday's premiere of The Get Down but for now I'll just be curled up on my sofa, sleepily enjoying a whole lot of TV where the most exciting thing that happens is the people being filmed chopping some more wood for a fire.