posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 09:45 AM
I completely agree with you. Between History and H2 there are sometimes decent programs that deal with actual historical issues, but this is the
exception. I sometimes watch Pawn Stars, but the show is not really genuine, in that the main guys do not actually work the floor of the pawn shop,
like ever, and the shop is actually closed when they're doing their filming. I suppose that doesn't really alter the show, but aren't we supposed to
be getting "reality television?" Personally I HATE reality shows, for the most part. The only ones I will watch, aside from the above, is Museum Men,
which is pretty cool. I've also been watching the Curse of Oak Island, mainly because I've always had an interest in that mystery, but it is plainly
obvious that the show is the only reason that the Michigan group are listening to all the crazy ideas of random people.
My main interest lies in military studies, and every once in a great while the History Channel would have programming of this nature. There were shows
like Battles BC, and the old Civil War Journal episodes, among many others...But they rarely show such things anymore. To be honest I would be happier
if they would do away with all the reality shows, even the ones I don't mind watching, because they have nothing to do with history. Unless we are
talking about the history of last week. And don't get me started on the "alien" shows. Is this what people truly wish to watch? Obviously they are
going with programming that draws the most viewers, so they've apparently been experiencing an increase in viewers since they've begun showing such
dumbed-down shows. But I suppose that just because I like 2 or 3 of the new shows does not mean that everyone does, and perhaps others like to watch
some of the similar shows that I hate. So by including a wide variety of similar reality shows, they are ensuring that they capture the interest of
the widest variety of viewers.
edit on 12/21/14 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)