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Last year I tried to make new years resolutions for the blog. Let’s check in and see how I did.

  • I will try to embrace channels I don’t normally watch: Hmmm, I did start watching Style, Travel and Discovery but I can’t say I really stepped outside the lines at all. It was a valiant effort though.
  • I resolve to watch more news: This one I really did succeed at. It also helped that I started living with cable news junkies. I still prefer to read the news online or in the paper but it was fun being a MSNBC-rat for the past 12 months. That Rachel Maddow is flippin’ awesome!
  • I’m done settling for least objectionable programming: Yeah, I didn’t pull this one off. I still watch so much trash TV it’s sick. But then again, I’m a TV blogger so I’m dumb feeling bad about it.

I shold probably make some new blogolutions for this year. Here’s the list I have so far. Feel free to add your suggestions for others in the comments.

  • Watch more old TV: Not just old eps of Doogie Howser M.D. on Hulu, but true classics. I want to find time for more Lucy and Sanford & Son. I need a little history in my life.
  • Tweet More: I’m on twitter. It’s a great way to talk TV with other bloggers and even some actors. Kind of neat. If you’re on, follow me. If you’re not, start.
  • Read more TV stuff: I used to read a lot of journal articles about television and media when I studied both in undergrad but it’s definitely slipped off in the last few years. I would like to read more articles, autobiographies and industry magazines. Gotta stay ahead of the game.

What do you think folks? Any other ideas?

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deadliest-catch

So after years of everyone telling me “It’s really an amazing show,” I finally caught a few episodes of Discovery Channel’s mega-hit Deadliest Catch. And those superfans weren’t lying, Deadliest Catch is a fun way to spend an hour.

It’s not brilliant television, even brilliant documentary television but it sheds some light on an industry and a way of life most people know very little about. The captains and deckhands have compelling family stories and personal lives and it’s great to hear them talk about their work. Between the 800 pound crates they catch the crabs in, the freezing cold conditions and those pesky walls of water, working on a fishing boat looks like the toughest job on earth. Plus all the guys remind me a bit of Yukon Cornelius.

I’m pretty sure I’m the last one on board this boat, but if you haven’t seen Deadliest Catch, pop on over to Discovery sometime and check it out.

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