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Now that some cellphones are getting video, it only makes sense that really bad programming should trickle down to the small screen. Seems a bunch of scriptwriters from a hip Chinese soap opera are banding together to bring cellphone users everywhere a serial program called "The Appointment", centered around "two motorcycle racers who fall in love with the same girl." Think of the romance! The drama! The crap that they can write! But series producer Liu Hong believes at just 5 minutes long, it won't bore too many people to death.

"The big advantage is convenience. You don't have to sit in front of the TV to enjoy it. You can bring the soap opera anywhere you like, including at the airport or in a taxi.

Of course, that's if you really are so damn sad that you have nothing else to do with your time. The entire soap will be 25 minutes long, so that's 5 segments in all. And Hong thinks this is the wave of the future.