Discovery,History Channel Junkie

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  1. Mark Sherman

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    I cant rememeber the last time I watched anything on prime time. I find myself glued for hours on monday nights. Monster House, Monster Garage, and American Choppers. The same with the history Channel TLC and the food network If Im not learning im not watching.



    Anyone else Hooked?
     
  2. Leila Dougan

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    I've got a TiVo so I don't have to schedule my time anymore, but I'm just like you. I rarely watch anything on the network channels, instead sticking to the educational and documentary type stations.
     
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    Same here. I rarely watch any TV, but when I do it's either The Science Channel, Discovery, TLC or History.
     
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    Count me in. I love the Discovery Wings channel.

    Jeff
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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    Me too! Especially since my cable provider has added Discovery HD. My 4 year old even likes to watch it.. he was mesmerized by a program about volcanoes the other night.

    But, on my standard set, my fingers instinctively enter HGTV, then channel up to Travel Channel, History Channel, Discovery Channel, (occasionally, I'll peek at Animal Planet) and then I usually make the jump to Food Network.

    Then, if there's nothing on... I'll see if MXC is on Spike. :b
     
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    Please post about TV networks in the area devoted to such discussion. Thanks. (BTW, I first thought you were saying that The History Channel is "junky," and I was going to post an agreement. But the spelling that refers to one who has an addiction problem is "junkie.")
     
  8. John Watson

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    When I saw junky, I had the same thought, about commercial driven "history lite", and "junk science" [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark Sherman

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    Ooops



    Sorry about that. Thanks for the correction
     
  10. LewB

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    Modern Marvels, Mythbusters, American Chopper, American Hot Rod, Motorcycle build-Off, Animal Precinct (I got the hots for Ann-Marie), Animal Cops, Cell Dogs ... Lots of good stuff !!

    Don't think it was on a Discovery Channel, but has anyone seen 'Dirty Jobs' ? Makes me appreciate my job a bit more. One of the jobs involved a Horse Stud farm. Let's just say that the host got VERY close to both the stallion and the mare :b :b
     
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    i really can't stand the discovery channel anymore. it was my favoite channel when it had a great deal of animal documentaries and exploration shows. but now, it just seems to focus on reality tv, silly car shows, or home redecorating.

    animal planet doesn't have many great animal documentaries either. it just seems to have home videos of peoples pets running into things and stories about pets getting operated on. they also have the crocodile hunter who does a very poor job of teaching anything about nature.
     
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    It is hard to get my TV off the History Channel. Tonight was the ancient discoveries night .....incredible. Galen the doctor who lived nearly 2000 Years ago and invented Brain surgery was pretty eye opening.
    I like History International too but it tends to repeat a little too much
     
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    I love watching Discovery, Discovery Health, Discovery Science, DHistory Channel, History Channel Ineternational, PBS, A&E, TLC, Biography, E! and Animal Planet. They are the main channels I watch now.
     
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    I am switching from Dish to Directv and upgrading to HD. I am psyched to see the shows on DiscoveryHD. Although, my daughter is upset that Directv doesn't get the Style Channel.
     
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    I do agree with this statement. What happened to all the "space shows"? There used to be a flood of astronomically based shows on PBS and Discovery.. now there's none. I used to turn on the TV and say "oooh! A space show!" and my wife would roll her eyes and leave the room. [​IMG]
     
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    Hooked is a strong word but I like and watch regularly:

    The World Poker Tour
    Mythbusters
    American Chopper
    American Hot Rod
    Motorcycle Build-Off

    and I'll add the Food Network:

    30 Minute Meals
    Sara's Secrets
    Dweezil & Lisa
    Essence of Emeril (not the stupid live show)
    America's Test Kitches (actually PBS)

    and A&E:

    City Confidential
     
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    I used to like TLC (The Learning Channel). But now it sucks. All they show are those stupid home improvement/surprise home makeover/decorating shows. I don't know why they still call it TLC. They should change the station name to "The While You Were Out" channel. TWYWO channel? Even the Dicovery channel has too many of those home makeover shows.[​IMG]
     
  18. Mark Sherman

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    Glad to know that Im not alone on this one.
     
  19. DonMac

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    The History Channel's Modern Marvels is one of the best shows on TV. I usually have a half-dozen episodes on my PVR at any given time. And History's Mysteries is really good too, although I only record episodes based on subjects that interest me.

    I also really like the Food Network's Good Eats show - it's definitely the one cooking show I can watch because Alton Brown is so informative about the history of foods and cooking, with some good humor mixed in.

    And PBS's Nova and Frontline have long been two of my favorite shows.
     
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    I would love to see the discovery channel on hdtv
     

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