Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
PSA
Member Login

Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Posted: 9/1/2015 9:53:28 AM EDT
New season of "Ice Road Truckers". That show has ran it's course and then some. "Power and Ice" is their latest attempt. It follows 2 or 3 different electrical contractors around who work on power transmission maintenance in Alaska. The first episode was a drama rich soap opera. The whole season looks to be a real let down.

"The Curse of Oak Island", find something already!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:59:39 AM EDT
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:00:01 AM EDT
Makes one wish for the good ole days of "The Hitler Channel"
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:00:51 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.
View Quote

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:01:09 AM EDT
They're re-running "Texas Rising" soon.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:02:01 AM EDT
The previews of power and ice should have clued you in, not to tune in. I hoped the whole hour sucked horribly for you for watching that crap
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:02:59 AM EDT
The only 2 channels worth having cable/satellite for are TCM and AMC.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:03:14 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!


When we had Direct, that was my go-to show for 'falling asleep'

Love it, they probably make an episode on a $50 budget.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:03:54 AM EDT
Who does all the "Tough Alaska" shows? Is it THC or Discovery?

Those people start off every fucking sentence by reminding us how tough you have to be to live there.

I'm sure it's not always easy, but jeez.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:04:14 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!


Much better than all day marathons of Pawn Stars Acient Aleins American Pickers Counting Cars or what ever shit show they are playing.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:05:51 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Frank_B:
They're re-running "Texas Rising" soon.
View Quote

God that show was a turd....**Meanwhile marching into to Goliad** (shows desert and mountains)
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:06:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 10:07:40 AM EDT by SuperJanitor]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By apierce918:
The previews of power and ice should have clued you in, not to tune in. I hoped the whole hour sucked horribly for you for watching that crap
View Quote

It was laughable in places though. They picked up a pole with a boom truck to set it. The rigging was all wrong and fastened in the wrong place. They didn't use a tag line, so the ground man is standing right underneath this floundering, out of control load, bitching at the operator for his stupidity. Crap I'd get sent home for, these stooges are doing for an audience!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:06:50 AM EDT
Yet there you are watching it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:08:07 AM EDT
TV is no longer good for anything but cheap mind bumming entertainment. I miss the days of factual information on "History Channel" and "The Learning Channel". Now it's reality TV about so called surviving in Alaska when they can run down to the grocery store if their fish wheel doesn't do well that year, or gay incestous brothers renovating and flipping properties.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:08:13 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By retgarr:
Yet there you are watching it.
View Quote

Had to give it a chance.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:14:51 AM EDT
"History" Channel was dead to me once they killed "Dogfights."  That show had so MUCH potential.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:17:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 10:18:59 AM EDT by SuperJanitor]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:


Much better than all day marathons of Pawn Stars Acient Aleins American Pickers Counting Cars or what ever shit show they are playing.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!


Much better than all day marathons of Pawn Stars Acient Aleins American Pickers Counting Cars or what ever shit show they are playing.

I do like "Pawn Stars". I like to see what people bring in and some of the history behind it. It'd be much better if they toned down the drama a tad and got rid of that useless waste of space they call "chumlee"
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:18:13 AM EDT
I have canceled my commercial television service and now rely on You Tube, Netflix and the ARFCOM for all of my entertainment value.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:18:31 AM EDT
disconnect your tv from cable and dish and connect it to the net.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:18:34 AM EDT

Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By cms81586:


TV is no longer good for anything but cheap mind bumming entertainment. I miss the days of factual information on "History Channel" and "The Learning Channel". Now it's reality TV about so called surviving in Alaska when they can run down to the grocery store if their fish wheel doesn't do well that year, or gay incestous brothers renovating and flipping properties.
View Quote




 
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:20:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:20:56 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

Had to give it a chance.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By retgarr:
Yet there you are watching it.

Had to give it a chance.


No, you didn't.

I stopped watching the History channel around 2008-2009 and dropped cable soon after.  Youtube is now my primary source for documentaries.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:22:44 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.

"How it's Made" is pretty cool!


Give it time.  If they find out people are watching it they will put a reality show on it.  I ditched cable TV don't miss it.  You can "How it's Made" till your sick of it on Youtube.  Tons of Discovery and History documentary's on there as well.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:23:21 AM EDT
I have the history channel on roku, all the old programs that were actually about history
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:25:59 AM EDT
Well, channels have to make money.  They weren't making any off the All Hitler Channel.  They brought on a gal from A&E (I think) and she did the channel shift to more reality TV because that's the way our society was going.  I read about that in the Pawn Stars book.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:26:01 AM EDT
I like American Pickers and The Curse of Oak Island. History channel isn't all that bad.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:27:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2015 10:27:46 AM EDT by Mclovin5-0]
You guys didn't enjoy The Revere Identity?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:31:55 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ZekeMenuar:
Makes one wish for the good ole days of "The Hitler Channel"
View Quote




Ha!  That's what I always called it, too.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:37:37 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

Had to give it a chance.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By retgarr:
Yet there you are watching it.

Had to give it a chance.


Why?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:40:15 AM EDT
There is no music on mtv and no history on the history channel.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:41:55 AM EDT
They put on what is popular and sells advertisements.

And let's not pretend that TV is the only place it is happening.  We have a history forum here that is not well-trafficked.....
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:44:29 AM EDT
I remember when the History Channel was the best channel on TV.  That was 15 years ago....
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:46:35 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ByNameRequest:
They put on what is popular and sells advertisements.

And let's not pretend that TV is the only place it is happening.  We have a history forum here that is not well-trafficked.....
View Quote


We prefer the reality show drama of GD!  
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:48:06 AM EDT
Give it enough time and the number one show on History channel will be "OW, my balls!"
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:48:24 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5an9wxIbUMM
View Quote


My kids love that show. And it's better than half the shit out there.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:49:03 AM EDT

Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By cgrant26:


Give it enough time and the number one show on History channel will be "OW, my balls!"
View Quote


Idiocracy was actually 50 years in the future, not 500.  



 
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:51:34 AM EDT
2500 years of traceable history and we get this crap.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:52:10 AM EDT
The oldie-moldys didn't call it the boob tube without good reason. It took me 20 years for it to really sink in but when it finally did I dropped cable and TV in general. It really is a worthless place to spend your time, although the wife unit says she still misses it. She loved some mind numbing screen time. Too bad so sad.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:57:32 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By StewartTR:


We prefer the reality show drama of GD!  
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By StewartTR:
Originally Posted By ByNameRequest:
They put on what is popular and sells advertisements.

And let's not pretend that TV is the only place it is happening.  We have a history forum here that is not well-trafficked.....


We prefer the reality show drama of GD!  

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 10:59:07 AM EDT
History should start remaking a bunch of documentaries in 1080p.

I still find episodes of cool History Channel shows on YouTube from time to time that are still in 3:2 aspect ratios that look like shit.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:02:06 AM EDT
Smithsonian Channel does history shows, History Channel does not.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:07:31 AM EDT
Oh, well. They haven't screwed up "Vikings" -- yet.

Pissed me off when they killed off Athelstan. But Floki is going to pay, because Ragnar "is a patient man".

And there's still
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:09:17 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.
View Quote



Or just turn the motherfucker off.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:12:05 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.
View Quote


Are you referring to the "How it's Made Channel"?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:14:28 AM EDT
I watch a ton of ID channel and 48 hrs...the wife loves LMN..and will sit in bed for hours on the weekend binge watching it.ughh
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:14:40 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Casval214:
Put your TV on the science channel and leave it there.
View Quote


Or better still, the "Off" channel.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:19:21 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Frank_B:
Oh, well. They haven't screwed up "Vikings" -- yet.

Pissed me off when they killed off Athelstan. But Floki is going to pay, because Ragnar "is a patient man".

And there's still
http://www.telefilm-central.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Vikings-Katheryn-Winnick-Lagertha-Images.jpg
View Quote


One tiny beacon of light in an otherwise sea of shit.  I'm not going to sit through 12 hours of Pawn Stars, and American Pickers for 1 hour of Vikings.  I'll wait for the DVD release...
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:38:56 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By FLWINSAGAIN:
I watch a ton of ID channel and 48 hrs...the wife loves LMN..and will sit in bed for hours on the weekend binge watching it.ughh
View Quote

I like ID also. LMN is the reason my wife won't let me get rid of directv
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:47:15 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:

Had to give it a chance.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By retgarr:
Yet there you are watching it.

Had to give it a chance.

No, you don't.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:50:02 AM EDT
Sounds like having hulu Amazon and Netflix was a good choice
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 11:56:30 AM EDT
I can't stand most of the reality TV shows because they are always so over-dramatized, and I have never really watched Ice Road Truckers more than a few seconds before moving on with the remote control.

Ancient Aliens reminds me of the movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space" in that it's only entertaining at all because it's so incredibly bad.

When I grow up I want to be an Ancient Alien Theorist so I can sit around on my ass and dream up ways to give credit to every detail of human ingenuity and progress to alien technology.

Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Top Top