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aspieman456
08-14-2010, 04:41 AM
My personal favorites are:

Survivorman - I wish for more episode from this program.

Mythbusters - even after six seasons, this is the most educational and entertaining show on there.

Dirty Jobs - Mike Rowe is still funny and dirty for plunging into the craziest and most vital jobs.

Deadliest Catch - One of the better reality shows about crab fishing on TV. Long live Captain Phil.

Man Vs. Wild - It's still fascinating but Bear Grills is getting more standoff-ish.

Vindelanda
08-14-2010, 06:37 AM
I don't think we still get Discovery, but when we did the ones you listed were some of my favourites. Especially Mythbusters. I also really liked Daily Planet, they did some neat stuff.

DeG
08-14-2010, 07:56 AM
Les Stroud is the man!

Mandarb
08-16-2010, 03:05 AM
Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel.

aspieman456
08-16-2010, 05:40 AM
The Learning Channel isn't what I like to watch.

Mandarb
08-16-2010, 07:46 AM
The Learning Channel isn't what I like to watch.

Ok - sorry if I offended. I was just saying I enjoyed The Learning Channel as well.

aspieman456
08-16-2010, 08:49 AM
Ok - sorry if I offended. I was just saying I enjoyed The Learning Channel as well.

No, it's alright. I shoud've corrected myself. I'm not so much of a fan of the Learning Channel like some people are.

FHS-72
08-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Les Stroud is the man!

Yeah, at least he's there by himself with no film crew with him. and he does everything by himself. He cracks me up though, cause he's always so hungry by the end of the show.

UkuleleHill
08-16-2010, 11:28 AM
It's unfortunate that Survivorman was canceled...

DeG
08-17-2010, 03:35 PM
It's unfortunate that Survivorman was canceled...

Whaaaaa! I hadn't heard that. I'm mean I like Bear Grylls from a purely entertainment standpoint, but if any normal person, meaning not former Green Beret, SAS, Foreign Legion, etc.., tried the stuff he does, they would die. Les had much more practical and realistic survival methods. That is a shame that it was cancelled. :(

aspieman456
08-18-2010, 03:14 AM
I don't know why it got cancelled in the first place. "Survivorman" had so much going for it.

Swampy Steve
08-18-2010, 04:08 AM
Im not sure if the show was cancelled. I think Les got tired of doing it,, and believed he could make a living doing things a bit easier , than what he did. Even though it was a week,, it had to be hard on him physically and mentally.
And I agree, on Les,, hes the man . I like Dual Survival & Man Woman wild,,,, but Les was by himself. And when your alone in the woods , jungle etc,,, you are truly alone. He has nerve and skill.
Steve

aspieman456
08-18-2010, 08:10 AM
You won't catch Les drinking his own pee soon. As for the other new survival shows on TV, I don't care for any of them.

Mandarb
08-20-2010, 06:34 PM
Les Stroudt will be on next Fri with a show called Beyond Survival.

aspieman456
08-21-2010, 03:52 AM
Les Stroudt will be on next Fri with a show called Beyond Survival.

On what Channel?

aspieman456
08-23-2010, 09:07 AM
Okay, "beyond Survival" is on the Discovery Channel this Friday. Now, is there anyone out there who wants talk about anything else on the Discovery Channel besides "Survivorman"? Nothing against Les Stroud. There are other quality shows on there.

fitncrafty
08-23-2010, 09:54 AM
Have you seen man woman wild yet... same sort of feel with antics between husband and wife! Entertaining enough!

Swampy Steve
08-23-2010, 09:56 AM
Okay, "beyond Survival" is on the Discovery Channel this Friday. Now, is there anyone out there who wants talk about anything else on the Discovery Channel besides "Survivorman"? Nothing against Les Stroud. There are other quality shows on there.

Yeah, Dual Survival rocks & so does Man woman wild, but you dont like them ??
Steve

solrac
08-24-2010, 12:35 PM
My personal favorites are:

Survivorman - I wish for more episode from this program.

Mythbusters - even after six seasons, this is the most educational and entertaining show on there.

Dirty Jobs - Mike Rowe is still funny and dirty for plunging into the craziest and most vital jobs.

Deadliest Catch - One of the better reality shows about crab fishing on TV.

Man Vs. Wild - It's still fascinating but Bear Grills is getting more standoff-ish.

These are all excellent shows. Discovery also makes some amazing one off documentaries. And who could forget, SHARK WEEK!

aspieman456
08-25-2010, 10:25 AM
I'll watch it if they're linked to the shows I watch there. I saw "Life" a few times and that's was so fascinating. The producers sone a great job at catching the moments the insects and animals they're in.

khrome
08-27-2010, 04:13 PM
I've watched all the ones mentioned here. And I really like The Colony. I thought last season's group was better though.

There was also another survival type show but I forgot the name - a small group had to travel through the arctic (Alaska Experiment?.)

I was not crazy about Survivorman because he kept talking about how lonely he was. Too much talk, not enough tips.

Whale Wars is interesting if it happens to be on, but I don't go out of my way to catch it.

Swampy Steve
08-30-2010, 05:26 AM
I've watched all the ones mentioned here. And I really like The Colony. I thought last season's group was better though.

There was also another survival type show but I forgot the name - a small group had to travel through the arctic (Alaska Experiment?.)

I was not crazy about Survivorman because he kept talking about how lonely he was. Too much talk, not enough tips.

Whale Wars is interesting if it happens to be on, but I don't go out of my way to catch it.


The Colony,, it was great , how did I fail to mention it??
Yeah the Alaska Exp. was great , it took people who knew nothing & most of them learned and adapted. I want to catch a rerun of it.
What Im wondering about The Colony, is they do get attacked. Now if they seriously defend themselves, will it be held againt them in a court of law? Yeah , its scripted, but I think in their situation the line between reality & fantasty gets blurred. What would you do if somebody sprayed pepper sprayin your eyes? I dont think I would want to be in that position.

Steve

aspieman456
08-30-2010, 07:44 AM
I tried getting interested in "The Colony" and "Alaska Experiment" but I couldn't do it. They resemble too much like "Survivor" and other reality shows that look like they were scripted instead.

khrome
09-04-2010, 08:30 AM
The Colony,, it was great , how did I fail to mention it??
Yeah the Alaska Exp. was great , it took people who knew nothing & most of them learned and adapted. I want to catch a rerun of it.
What Im wondering about The Colony, is they do get attacked. Now if they seriously defend themselves, will it be held againt them in a court of law? Yeah , its scripted, but I think in their situation the line between reality & fantasty gets blurred. What would you do if somebody sprayed pepper sprayin your eyes? I dont think I would want to be in that position.

Steve

In the first season, I believe the people attacking were not allowed to actually touch the colonists, just intimidate them. I'm sure the people they hire are professionals in some kind of fighting art and know how to defend themselves. This season, it seems the attackers are hands-on but I'm sure they are also professionals in fighting arts or self defense. The fights are planned, so I think producers know to keep things like pepper spray unavailable to either side. As far as law suits, both colonists and attackers have to sign a contract so it's probably covered in there.

Swampy Steve
09-05-2010, 04:47 AM
In the first season, I believe the people attacking were not allowed to actually touch the colonists, just intimidate them. I'm sure the people they hire are professionals in some kind of fighting art and know how to defend themselves. This season, it seems the attackers are hands-on but I'm sure they are also professionals in fighting arts or self defense. The fights are planned, so I think producers know to keep things like pepper spray unavailable to either side. As far as law suits, both colonists and attackers have to sign a contract so it's probably covered in there.

But the colonists DID get sprayed in the first contact with the large group. I think it was the second episode. Maybe 3 of them got it in their eyes.
Steve

khrome
09-11-2010, 06:31 PM
But the colonists DID get sprayed in the first contact with the large group. I think it was the second episode. Maybe 3 of them got it in their eyes.
Steve

Yeah I just saw that in part of one of the flashbacks. The second ep happened to be the same week I was out of town. I still think everything is covered under the contracts they signed before the show.

aspieman456
10-07-2010, 02:43 AM
Hello,
Yes any body watch the discovery channel. It is my favorite channel. I like some show of this channel. My favorite show are:-
Man vs Wild
Dirty Job
Deadliest catch
Time wrap

You mean, Time Warp? That was fun. Can't say much about Deadliest Catch now that the Hillstrands and Sig Hansen are leaving the show.

aspieman456
10-16-2010, 01:58 AM
This is the best time for Discovery to air such great shows that involve science and wildlife.

Ingrate
11-29-2010, 06:10 AM
My personal favorites are:

Survivorman - I wish for more episode from this program.

Mythbusters - even after six seasons, this is the most educational and entertaining show on there.

Dirty Jobs - Mike Rowe is still funny and dirty for plunging into the craziest and most vital jobs.

Deadliest Catch - One of the better reality shows about crab fishing on TV.

Man Vs. Wild - It's still fascinating but Bear Grills is getting more standoff-ish.

I'd rather go to the dentist than watch any of these shows. Keep in mind, however, that I still like Andy Griffith reruns. :p

aspieman456
12-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Dirty Jobs is fine by me. Mike Rowe isn't a bad host and he's right for this series. Not too talkative, he lets the subjects do the talking and that's alright by me. Survivorman makes me want to take a ukulele to a tropic island and strum away while looking for stuff to get by on if I get shipwrecked miles away from home.

ichadwick
06-05-2011, 10:07 AM
I used to watch it a lot more when it was more science-oriented. Since it started, it's added all sorts of pap that really belongs on some other channel (humour? sports? gullible peoples' network? religious cult network?). They put paranormal ghost hunter nonsense on prime time instead of Saturday morning when the children can watch that sort of crap. Adults don't want that stuff. They have all sorts of "mysterious stuff" shows about things that aren't mysterious at all, but they try to pretend they are. Nova is the show I turn to for science.

ascott
09-20-2011, 06:46 PM
I would like to consider myself as a discovery channel bum. I like mythbusters the most though I also enjoy watching whale wars and those shows about jungle survival.

I specifically enjoy watching Bear Grylls and his quest to survive a whole island for some days. For the number of episodes I watched, I think I like the sequence when he ate a small live frog which he claimed to give him a lot of energy. Well, that should really pump you up.

aspieman456
12-08-2011, 04:47 PM
I would like to consider myself as a discovery channel bum. I like mythbusters the most though I also enjoy watching whale wars and those shows about jungle survival.

I specifically enjoy watching Bear Grylls and his quest to survive a whole island for some days. For the number of episodes I watched, I think I like the sequence when he ate a small live frog which he claimed to give him a lot of energy. Well, that should really pump you up.

Bear Grills is pretty good, but there are times when he shows off to the camera too often. Let's see Bear Grills play a ukulele in the jungle on his show.

plunker
09-22-2018, 08:02 AM
Dirty Jobs GREAT.

QuickLJ
12-13-2018, 04:22 AM
I used to watch Mythbusters

QuickLJ
01-03-2019, 02:44 AM
I think it's a right thread to find discovery channel fans ;)! I remembered the movie that watched when I was a kid. It was about ocean pollution. All this toxic waste, oil platforms, plastic trash... It really scared me then. I think that's the reason why I don't use plastic bags now and hate those people who leave waste on a beach :mad: I even started buying a bamboo toothbrush (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H8FJWW) instead of the plastic one.
I definitely want to watch this again but I just can't remember the title... Do you guys know good series about the ocean? I'll appreciate any advice.