Neato Torpedo wrote: Metroid wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:I watched the History Channel and Court TV a lot when I was a kid, and I actually still have a VHS of a Forensic Files marathon somewhere. It's a shame both networks have fallen so hard.
The History Channel is still entertaining at times. Tru TV is absolutely unwatchable.
Pawn Stars is watchable but like everything else on the channel, the "history" label is tenuous at best. It seems like every time I look at it, it's transforming even further from history/science documentaries into The Redneck Reality Show Channel. Guns, cars, truckers, and Larry the Cable Guy
Anecdotal evidence: my fraternity has one history major and one history minor living in our house. Neither of them watch the History Channel, but we have three self-styled rednecks that watch almost nothing else.
I pretty much just avoid all of the series on the History Channel. What I usually watch are the specials like; How the Earth Was Made, WWII In HD, The Universe, America: The Story of Us, etc. I also like Cities of the Underworld and Ancient Discoveries. And Life After People can be entertaining at times.
But yeah, it's shows like Larry the Cable Guy's show, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp People, and Monster Quest that make the History Channel look stupid.