China Cancels TV Show Depicting Urban Housing Bubble


In America we cancel soap operas because the genre is a dinosaur of television and no longer totes the amount of viewers it once had 20-plus years ago. "The Guiding Light" was yanked off the air last year after a 72-year run. Yes, even sex, scandal, and adultery could no longer keep "The Guiding Light" rocking with viewers. But in Communist China it's a whole different story. Though the TV show, "Wo Ju" (translation: "Snail House"), was immensely popular, it still got the ax from the People's Republic's airwaves. It seems that the show's portrayal of the urban housing crunch hit too close to home.