Too bad. I always liked his humor and the way he interacted with his crew, making them more than just behind the fourth wall "staff" and gave all the people he worked with on the jobs a lot of respect.
Very true. When Amazing Race was still SD, I was thinking, if they could get HD cameras in sewers and on crabbing boats, why not on a show like TAR."Stuart Sweet" said:I'll admit the show seemed to have run out of ideas a few years ago, but once you've been in the sewer, where do you go from there? Mr. Rowe did an excellent job and the whole team deserves praise.
Many people don't know that Dirty Jobs revolutionized HD programming. At a time when HD cameras were routinely over $10,000, they bought cheap HD camcorders (far under $1000) and put them in dangerous situations when needed. The video wasn't as good but the shots worked remarkably well.
Today we have GoPro and other cheap, rugged cameras... thanks to Dirty Jobs.
Only upside to this news: No possibility of a sequel to the episode where Barsky gets waxed.
I wouldn't call MythBusters "tired and worn out". Some episodes are "meh" but others are great. They also hold ratings better than Jobs and Chopper so why not keep MythBusters?fluffybear said:So Discovery cans shows like American Chopper and Dirty Jobs but keeps a tired and worn out Mythbusters?
just because people watch something does not mean the show is not tired and worn out.RunnerFL said:I wouldn't call MythBusters "tired and worn out". Some episodes are "meh" but others are great. They also hold ratings better than Jobs and Chopper so why not keep MythBusters?
I completely disagree. Their Thanksgiving episode was excellent.fluffybear said:Most of the shows for the last 4 or 5 years have been "meh". When you start to resort to testing things you've seen in the movies, you've run your course. What's next, cartoons? Can Sharks really play the drums while standing on their tail fin? Can a dog throw a fox over an entire mountain range using a sheepherder's cane? Does vanishing cream really make you invisible?
Dirty Jobs Down Under was a short mini-series that aired a couple of months ago. It was a one time deal and it's done.lwilli201 said:Mike is not going far. Looks like he has a show called "Dirty Jobs down under". In any case, Mike will be around FOREVER in reruns. There are about 170 Dirty Job episodes.
Yeah, but from an explosion standpoint,I don't think anything compares to cement truck in I believe season 2"RunnerFL" said:I completely disagree. Their Thanksgiving episode was excellent.
Not to mention his Ford commercials.lwilli201 said:Mike is not going far. Looks like he has a show called "Dirty Jobs down under". In any case, Mike will be around FOREVER in reruns. There are about 170 Dirty Job episodes.
Yeah, he's not going to starve. That's for sure!RAD said:Or all the voice over work like Deadliest Catch.
That's to bad. It was educational in a way.RunnerFL said: