Sunday, April 12, 2009

Review From the Cheap Seats

I know most of you don’t like television, but it’s a way I veg out and avoid recreational drug use. Anyway, I have some observations:

The Deadliest Catch, who the hell is eating all that Alaskan King Crab? I haven’t had King Crab in over 20 years. King crab, like artichokes is simply an excuse to eat butter.

Axe Men: Don’t these guys know they are on TV and every nasty thing they say about one another is going to be seen by the others? I just watch so I can see Jay run his saw with his mechanical hand.

American Logger: This show has actual polite loggers with trucks that are way over loaded. This show centers around trucks and equipment either sliding off the road and overturning, getting stuck in the mud or getting stuck in the snow.

Ice Road Truckers: This would have been interesting as a one hour documentary, but a third season? Don’t the viewers get it? What's next, a show about root canals?


Blogger Donna said...

Cliff likes all those shows! Personally, I like my CSI and Closer and Cold Case etc. etc. With a small dose of Intervention and Supernanny thrown in.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I’ve never even heard of any of these shows but, then, I don’t watch much TV. They sound very "manly" and at least (slightly) more interesting than soap operas and Oprah!

4:44 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I agree with Dana, I watch those plus Life and ER when I get a chance. I love since you can watch in on you time.

6:01 AM  
Blogger loopymamain06 said...

I'm the new season of "deadliest catch' is headed my way. After working heavy repetive jobs for 10 and 12 hour shifts, i respect the guys that work like that out of doors/cold/for sometimes 36 hours straight. I get to eat crab about once a tear, 2 or 3 times if its a lucky year.

6:02 AM  
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6:03 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I've watched all of those shows once. That was enough for me. My tolerance for loud mouth jagoffs is pretty low. Those shows are like watching a shift at work. To heck with that. Now I'm hooked on "How It's Made". That one is pretty interesting.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Never watched one. NOW, we know what you are doing with your free time these last few weeks.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Uncle Walt said...

I rarely watch Axe Men and Ice Road Truckers ... purely out of the macabre desire to see a tree fall on someone, or a truck go through the ice.

I'm surprised you didn't mention My Big Redneck Wedding. The commercials for it don't even look interesting. Not a single shotgun-wedding. And Tom Arnold? C'mon! Kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel for a host, weren't they?

How It's Made is interesting. I also like the mega-structures and super-movers shows.

8:53 AM  
Blogger MissKris said...

Since downgrading our DISH to the basic package we've lost the History Channel, sadly. But we loved the "Axe Men" when we had it. I grew up in a small logging town with men just like the ones from the past seasons. It was a trip down memory lane for me to watch it. There were a lot of men missing arms and legs around my hometown. It truly is a very dangerous occupation...and it hasn't changed much thru the years, either. A little more high-tech equipment but it still boils down to safety and common sense.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh. finales de hockey ..the empiezan y la perspectiva de mirar a hombres que apresuran en patines que golpea uno al otro mientras armado con palos calenta el corazón y envía un hormigueo abajo mi espina dorsal...


2:16 PM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

Axe men, that guy up in WA...the one who ran into the bridge w/ his boat...we laughed so hard...that guy has the WORST temper! I swear he's gonna have a heart attack while filming. Now he's being investigated for taking the logs w/o a permit..? We were wondering how all that worked, when we were watching the show. We also get a kick out of watching Jay's son...what a cry baby. He's got a lot of growing up to do if he wants to take over the family business. Logging is a very dangerous job...and they are all hard workers. We've had a few loggers die over the past couple of years out where we live.

We have a DVR...You can record up to 100 hrs. of shows/movies (not that we do), pause live TV and ff through commercials...I didn't think I would like it, turns out to be a great product...especially in the winter time :)

2:27 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, I could hang with Cliff.

Beth, I don't get Oprah either. The shows are mindless time wasters, but I enjoy wasting time.

Tango, Hulu is great.

Loopy, don't those guys ever work during day light?

Darev, you'd probably enjoy Modern Marvels.

Auntie, Yep and eating ice cream.

Walt, My Big Redneck Wedding is not my kind of things. I enjoy guile, but not stupidity.

Kris, I'm surprised more people aren't injured.

Moose, Hockey? You are speaking a foreign language. Americans don't understand hockey at all.

Ginger, that guy with the temper makes for good TV. He is a gold mine for the producers.

10:04 PM  

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