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Discovery Channel is my new favorite channel

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    OK, maybe this is pretty nerdy, but between Cash Cab, Man vs. Wild, Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters, I'd only need the occasional ball game on TV to fill my viewing time. I'm a little tired of Deadliest Catch, and How It's Made could use some spicing up, but other than that I'll watch DC before just about anything else on TV.

    Just thought I'd share. In case, you know, you care or something. Which you probably don't. But I'm throwing it out there anyway.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It's been my favorite channel for a while now. All the shows you mentioned are very well done, plus I Shouldn't Be Alive.

    I love How It's Made. For me it's like the old Bob Ross painting show on PBS -- perfect for when you're hung over.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The guy on Man vs. Wild is my hero. I thought there was nothing he wouldn't do until he took a pass on messing with a diamondback rattlesnake. Eh, nobody's perfect. Love the dry British wit, though, and at least once every show I'm thinking, "You know, that could be really handy knowledge to have someday."
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    And isn't the guy's name "Bear"? Think I saw him on saw late nite shows recently. Gotta like a dude named "Bear."
  5. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Isn't Man vs. Wild just a rip-off of Survivorman? I seem to remember watching that long before I ever heard of Man v. Wild.
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Don't. Care.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I know Bear did a couple of episodes of Survivorman, but I don't know if they were done before or after the American guy. I think Man vs. Wild is a much better show, in part because Bear doesn't have to spend a third of the show lugging around camera equipment.
  8. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Truth be known, the average person's reflexes are fast enough to avoid a rattlesnake strike. Fast enough, even, to catch the snake in mid-strike.

    Few have the cajones to try that, though.
  9. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Discovery is one of two or three channels that shows good-quality programming. And for the record, other than the Office, Deadliest Catch is the only show I'll make a point of watching.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Les Stroud aka Survivorman was born and raised in Mimico---popped into the Goose last summer for a quick beer. Gave the regulars something to talk about for weeks.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Yes, and this channel has also brought us Planet Earth.

    And you thought the Super Bowl was the reason you bought a high def TV?
  12. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I absolutely love Man v. Wild, but I prefer the British version of PE to the American.
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