History Channel: Please Stop Melting Our Brains With This Mindless Mush.
Dear History Channel,
As a long time viewer I feel I can say this with some authority. Please return to your roots, your turing our brains to mush with these new shows. Loosely relating history to some random junk people bring in a pawn shop or the “traditions” of hunting alligator, or even worse a blatant disregard for your channels name and purpose with your most recent American chopper rip-off and shows about chilly truckers, loggers, and gold miners. We already have channels for badly scripted arguments and pointless repetitive deadline drama, A&E, True TV, and sadly even Discovery have long since cooped that mind numming market share.
Where are the endless Nazi documentaries, the intelligent investigations into the ancient societies of the Aztecs, Myans, Assyrians, and Mongolians, where are the shows continually educating us about our own country and it’s founding, hell, I’d even take Modern Marvels and Wild West Tech. Where are all these shows, the actual interesting, informative, and educational shows the history was founded on? On H2 of course. And while I am eternally grateful for this last vestige history like TV, it is not nearly as accessible as the reality show crap on the flagship channel. You realize that in most areas it’s included in a package which cost and extra $15 a month?
There was a time when I could honestly say I learned more on the History channel some days than I did in school, and I am sure I’m not the only one. What about the kids whose parents can’t afford expensive cable add ons? It is probably even more likely that with the failings in our educational system, especially in low income neighborhoods that they needed and appreciated the old History as much or more so than I did. While it may be unfair to hang the mantle of our nations social studies education and awareness on a cable TV network, and I realize that as a business ratings are you biggest concern, please, our minds are starving or interesting and engaging investigations into our ancestors, that don’t include people buying or restoring old Coke signs.
Please History, the children of America are being dumbed down enough, they need an educational TV outlet that gives their minds room to grow and learn, as well as the means to do so.
Still a fan, Sincerely,
P.S. That new Houdini show looks pretty good and also Vikings was fantastic so it’s not all bad. Also if you have just one reality show, feel free to bring back Top Shot, that was my jam.