As I traveled back and forth to the US over the past fifteen years....I always came to enjoy the History Channel. I could stop in at some hotel and spend two hours catching up on some French battle, Japanese warlords, or the Czars of Russia.
As I signed for cable.....I ensured that the History Channel was amongst the optional package. I figured that I'd be watching ten to fifteen hours a week of the channel. I was wrong.
It's funny how things evolve....and you suddenly realize how different something has become.
A typical weekend on the History Channel? UFO and bigfoot episodes. Then you get reality show of truckers on ice. Then there's the lumberjack show. Then you've got the two guys who go out on antique hunts to find rare deals.
I hate to suggest that I've lost my enthusiasm over the History Channel.....but it's just not the boring history stuff that I was always used to. I was hoping for a hour-long feature on how Einstein got to be Einstein. I was waiting for the history of the 1920 depression. I was waiting for the events of the 1969 New York Met's amazing season to be laid out in simplicity.
So I'm left with a History Channel that I'm just not happy about....and yet still watch.