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I don’t know what it is or how it happened but if I turn the TV on the first channel I go to is the one with the big ol H on it. Whether it’s American Pickers, Counting Cars, or American Restoration it doesn’t matter because the people on those shows are fun and their jobs look more fun. I am in no way talented in away at restoring stuff or knowing how to make money buying and selling cars. But that’s not all the channel offers. Take Pawn Stars for instance. Regardless of the show being more and more scripted it still offers an unique look into the history of our Country and others. The show was sponsored by Subway when they were all losing weight but now that they are considerably less heavy they are now sponsored by Sonic. They went from a very healthy option of food to perhaps one of the worst places to eat in calorie terms. It’s weird. If it was any other show I would be more perturbed but the one thing that the people of the pawn shop will tell you is, Money talks.

There a couple new shows this year that have peaked my interest: Search for the Lost Giants and Curse of Oak Island. I realize Curse of Oak Island is in it’s sophomore year but it’s new to me. Who doesn’t want to spend time looking for buried treasure or for a real life Goliath? I want to. I live in California but when I watched Down East Dickering for the first time, I wanted to move to Maine and hang out with Tony, Codfish and Duke. Or at least talk like them. Every show I watch I learn something new. I learn more about things I wouldn’t normally care about. I find myself looking up something I’ve seen on one of the shows and learning as much as I can about it. Thank you, Al Gore for the internet.

So if you have nothing to do and your DVR is empty, perhaps flip to the History channel and have a good time learning something cool. I do and it’s super fun. Thanks for reading what seems like an incoherent ramble. Because it is.

B. McGee

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It’s never to early to start campaigning to save one of your favorite shows.

Constantine, first season has been reduced to 13 episodes instead of a full season. It doesn’t mean it’s on it’s slow decent into cancellationville but it also means that the show hasn’t found the audience that it is intended for.

John Constantine is a pain in the arse. He doesn’t hide it. In fact he goes out of his way to make sure that everyone knows it. But having seen what he’s seen and lived a life knowing that the borders between Hell and Earth are slowly crumbling there’s not much time for niceties.

Constantine comes from the DC Comics world and from the first show on you know it. The dark settings and the darker enemies cast the theme for the show. A demonologist and dabbler in the dark arts, Constantine can take on much of the underworld single handedly. But as the walls become weaker and weaker, the more help he needs keeping the enemy at bay.

As the show has progressed through the first half of it’s inaugural season I told myself to not get attached but I couldn’t help it. There’s so much potential and the options are nearly endless in what new demon could wreak havoc. I’ve felt this way about shows before but then they were taken away from me way too prematurely. For example: Firefly, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Deadwood, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Lie to Me, and many more.

I know these examples are all over the place and probably date me severely but I can’t go through it again. I fall in love with these shows and it takes me a while to get over them. I hope Constantine can escape the early exits of others that deserved a better life.

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