The End of the History Channel as We Know It?

It has been a few years since the History Channel actually wanted anything to do with history. They swapped out serious programming for Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Swamp People, Ax Men, and the like a long time ago. However, their sister network H2 still remained with a tiny shred of credibility, as most history-oriented shows…

Smithsonian Giving Us what the History Channel Used To

No aliens, rednecks, rusty cars, Bigfoot, or swamp rats here. The Smithsonian Channel is giving us what the History Channel should be. It was a total joy when I finally started watching their programming last week, after hearing about how good it was for years. As I sat there, I thought to myself, “This is…

Gettysburg Journal 2013: A Ghost Story from the Soldier’s National Museum

“I bet you’re inundated with people asking about that Gettysburg episode from Haunted History, aren’t you?”, I asked the lady working in the Ghostly Images section of the Soldier’s National Museum, since the building, an old orphanage, was featured prominently in the episode. “Oh, yes!” was her response. The lady who was there today was…

“How Sex Changed the World” is H2’s New Gem of Programming

No, I’m not being sarcastic… There is way too much sex on television nowadays, everyone knows that, so if our rather large, high-definition screens are going to be filled with skin, it might as well be for the sake of education. You all know my thoughts on the History Channel and sister-network H2, so you…

History Channel’s “Chasing Tail”: Are You Kidding Me?

The only thing more prevalent on television nowadays than sexual innuendo is stupidity, or in the case of the History Channel, irrelevance…or maybe both? Just when you thought the network may have been turning over a new leaf with scripted dramas such as The Bible and Vikings, and a powerful documentary series, The Men Who…

Review: The First Episode of “Vikings”

If anything, I was hoping that History Channel’s Vikings would do a lot to demystify the fascinating culture from the north, one that has been relegated to mere stereotypes and caricatures over the years when looking at their portrayals. The Norsemen are often seen as one-dimensional figures, who have a bloodthirsty craving for violence, rape,…