'Big Trouble In Thailand' is a reality TV show focusing on the tourists abroad in Thailand.
The series is currently on Bravo (a minor satellite station) in the UK, though it is getting considerably more exposure on a number of Thai blogs which are discussing some of the pertinent topics it has raised - including rip-off scams, tourist behaviour and the tourist police.
The series is available through YouTube, and other internet video sites, though I've had neither the time nor inclination to watch more than a couple of snippets.
Talen, over at the excellent ThailandofSmiles blog, is doing a first-rate job of scrutinising the series.
He has already stirred a response from a senior member of the Thai Tourist Police, following some very astute comments about the organisation. His latest insight questions the the authenticity of some of the most controversials scenes and the series itself.
I won't dwell on this too much, check out ThailandofSmiles for more, but I do want to share this nugget of Englishness below.
I've been in Thailand approaching a year now, previous to which I lived and worked in London. Pricks like the guys in this video are sadly all over London, whether it is work, rest or play you can't miss them.
Watching this video helps me appreciate one of the things I love about life here in Thailand - the lack of English twats. Thankfully I live far from the beaten track of tourists.
Sure, I feel sorry for the guy who was involved in a nasty crime but the attitude of him and his friends - stupidly drunk and self-important while girlfriend floating around a police station in a bikini top - is typical of so many people back in England.
It will be interesting to see how I find the locals when we head back home for a 2 week sojourn next month.
Anyway, check out the video below, don't worry it is short, I promise.