Brian really likes to watch the Discovery Channel.
I will admit that he’s gotten me hooked on more than a few of the Discovery Channel’s offerings. I enjoy watching the likeable nerds on Mythbusters get drunk and run on treadmills in the name of science. I don’t mind watching Dirty Jobs, either (Mike Rowe is a tall drink of water, even when he’s standing knee-deep in maggots). There’s a new show on right now called Time Warp that is a stoner’s dream come true—all they do is film things and then play them back in extreme slow motion. In the last episode, they took all of the safety guards off of a table buzz saw and then threw dead fish and piñatas at it, also in the name of science. It’s brilliant, in a way.
The show I can’t really get behind as much is Storm Chasers. It’s about a ragtag band of…weather enthusiasts, who…well…ok, see? I lost me already.
No, but seriously. Here is the plot of every episode of this show: “We’ve been watching the weather, and it looks like there’s some tornados a brewin’ in this area over here, so we’re going to go find the tornados. Here we are, right near some big huge tornados. We’re going to film— AAAH!!! Oh My God! Tornados! They’re coming right toward us! AAAA! OH NO WE ARE IN TROUBLE!!! RUN FROM THE TORNADOS!!! AAAA!!!” Eventually, they escape the tornados, and live to chase after, and then run away from, other tornados another day.
Does anyone else understand the appeal of this show?
December 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm
TORNADOS? I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT IN REAL LIFE.
by the way i’ve just bumped you from alphainventios
December 31, 2008 at 4:32 pm
So from all of the geeks around the world we thank you Mol for being those greater other half wishing to par-take in the wonderful world of The Discovery Channel. 🙂
January 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm
So far today I’ve watched two episodes of Ice Road Truckers, and been in and out of the room for what must have been at least 5 hours of Myth Busters. Yay for holidays. I’ve never seen Storm Chasers — I agree it sounds dumb — but on a related note, here’s Matthew’s issue with Ice Road Truckers: they’re always playing up the drama but there really isn’t any. As he put it to me this morning “I mean, I don’t *want* someone to fall through the ice and die, but…” Ha! But at least on that show the dangerous thing they are doing has a purpose…also it makes Boston feel a little less cold 🙂
January 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm
That’s the same with Storm Chasers! They make this big deal about all of the danger and drama, and deep down you kind of want to tell them to get a grip.
And yeah, at least truckers are doing more of a service; the same with ‘The Deadliest Catch’ — although I can’t say I can get behind risking your life to catch king crabs. But at least they’re just trying to make an honest living. It’s harder to get behind studying the weather somehow. I don’t want to hate on studying the weather….but it’s hard to tell what they’re accomplishing by driving up to and then panicking and driving away from Tornadoes.
May 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm
im making a site about tornados!!!
May 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm
me and my dad go and chace tornadows somtimes..