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    I think I finally understand why the History Channel sucks

    It's because a lot of the shows are

    1. America, **** YEAH!
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    2. Pseudo Science



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    It's not factual at all and it's annoying when there is gloating going on every 5 mins of the show.
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    They have some good programming too, but I do agree, they have an annoying trend toward garbage. Fortunately, they are starting to roll that programing over to H2.
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    I agree. What I really don't like is the explosion of cheap reality shows like "Swamp People", "Cajun Pawn Stars", "Mudcats", "Axmen", "IRT", etc. I prefer the shows like "How the States Got Their Shapes", "Modern Marvels", "WWII in HD".

    I do like Top Gear (though it is not in the same league as the BBC show), but just wonder why it is on the History Channel.
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    Crazydad is apparently my long-lost brother when it comes to History Channel programming.
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    It's the same problem with all the “niche” cable stations. They start out catering to a certain audience then find out it doesn't pull in enough viewers so they add different shows that appeal to a wider base. Soon the only things all the cable channels will air are “Law and Order” reruns or “Housewives of…” programs.

    I can't believe I pay for this crap.

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    I cannot wait until the have the History Channel versino of the old Network Battle of the Stars! Axmen VS IRT truckers or Pawn Stars vs StorageWars! But is has to be more MMA, WWF type stuff, not the beach obstacle course. And it should start with a game of quarters or loser does a beer bong before next competition.
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    Full Metal Jousting--Celebrity edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
    It's the same problem with all the “niche” cable stations. They start out catering to a certain audience then find out it doesn't pull in enough viewers so they add different shows that appeal to a wider base. Soon the only things all the cable channels will air are “Law and Order” reruns or “Housewives of…” programs.

    I can't believe I pay for this crap.
    That or like the Food Network they only have one or two half decent shows and opt to show them 24-7 rather than develop something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Full Metal Jousting--Celebrity edition.
    With explosive lances or shoulder plate things please?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Full Metal Jousting--Celebrity edition.
    I'd watch that
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    So what would everyone like to see on history channel? Our history perspective isn't that great really and what we take for granted may not be as factual as you may think, and that has been beaten to death with all the previous episodes probably. There is nothing wrong with bringing different subjects to your attention and seeing different folks blah blah about it. For example, do you know the whole history of Atlantis? You most likely do not and yet there it is below the ocean surface mostly ignored. I think that would be more important to find out than how many servants king James the 32nd had. Our history goes way beyond the past 2000 years and what we know now is the needle in the Pacific ocean if we are lucky.

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    The American public is getting progressively dumber. TV networks adjust their programming accordingly. Don't blame the history channel, blame the derps that watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spock View Post
    So what would everyone like to see on history channel? Our history perspective isn't that great really and what we take for granted may not be as factual as you may think, and that has been beaten to death with all the previous episodes probably. There is nothing wrong with bringing different subjects to your attention and seeing different folks blah blah about it. For example, do you know the whole history of Atlantis? You most likely do not and yet there it is below the ocean surface mostly ignored. I think that would be more important to find out than how many servants king James the 32nd had. Our history goes way beyond the past 2000 years and what we know now is the needle in the Pacific ocean if we are lucky.

    House MD on Mondays for me and that is all my TV.
    according to the history channel, it was aliens.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Maybe the History Channel is being run BY aliens. It would be the perfect cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spock View Post
    For example, do you know the whole history of Atlantis? You most likely do not and yet there it is below the ocean surface mostly ignored.
    So share! What is the location of Atlantis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    So share! What is the location of Atlantis?
    The co-ordinates of the Atlantis discovery are LAT 31 degrees 25'24.45"N, LONG 24 degrees 25'37.01"W. You can either use these to go straight there or alternatively hunt around near the Canary Islands.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraspontane View Post
    The American public is getting progressively dumber. TV networks adjust their programming accordingly. Don't blame the history channel, blame the derps that watch it.
    So do Americans just love to watch those beer commercials during Superbowl? They are selling you #1 killer in America right in front of your kids and they don't have to. Don't underestimate the power of commercials. Whatever you watch, they are there selling you stuff you'll never need through false advertising 99% of the time. Do you think they don't effect your brain on every commercial break? It's what fuels every programing that's out there. Ratings and commercials. If enough people don't watch the programing/ads, it's off the air, isn't it. One thing is always constant tho'. The ads... So I'm not sure who to blame...

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    Let me open this Stella and sit back and enjoy the sunset, or open this Bud and watch sports, or open this Red Stripe and listen to Regge or have a glass of Ancient Mariner and watch the History Channel, SEE, i am unaffected by any ads or commercials. Must buy coke or pepsi when at market..........

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    That is awesome. And sad

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    the series of war reenactments with the total war series game was quite good.
    that must have been like 2000 or a totally different channel that produced them.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    And the 2011-2012 history:

    Pawn stars, Pawn stars, Swamp People, American Pickers, American Restoration, Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn, Aliens
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    I miss the old days of PBS when long Sunday afternoons were history programming and food programming kind of all blended into one weird mashup: "It was here at Donedreamin where the Crudites met the Canapes on the field of battle...."
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    I watch PBS for antiques roadshow. It destroys all the pawn crap.

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    That is funny, but sad. Imagine if you went to work there in the '90s, thinking you were doing something important, maybe after you received your masters in History. Now your job is sleeze peddling. Hey, wasn't it the Discovery Channel where the long term employee brought a weapon to work demanding they put on substantive content? Makes me think of the 24/7 channel in the movie THX 1138 where a uniformed guy beats someone with a police stick over and over again - we're on the way, yo. More MMA!

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