We love the Dutch, when they’re good, they’re a heap of fun. When they’re bad though, they tend to take Bad Taste to new social lows! This is most likely the latter. Weg van Nederland – Way of the Netherlands - is a new Dutch TV quiz show for young asylum seekers wanting to stay in Holland after having exhausted all their legal options. The winner gets €4,000/$US5,500 for a fresh start back in his own country. Weg van Nederland screened on Dutch Television station VPRO – Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, or Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Company - . It’s a one-off show in which five failed asylum seekers answer questions about Dutch language, culture and history, Dutch entertainers and the royal family.
The five asylum seekers are all young and well-educated. One is an aeronautical engineer from Cameroon, another is a student of Slavic languages who will be sent back to Chechnya. The show caused an immediate uproar on the internet. VPRO Editor-in-chief Frank Wiering was not initially enthusiastic when production house Skyhigh pitched the quiz show. Read the full article »»»»