Well I must say I was compelled to write this post! Yea, this is my job too.. but then who has the time to praise a TV channel and write a whole blog post on it :-)!
But History TV 18 is different and fresh and exciting enough to make me fall in love with it. The day it started, it caught my attention. It had powerful dubbing (I watch it in Hindi) and Salman as a brand ambassador created good hype. Theme music is awesome too!
Here is how I felt in love with this channel-
- America- The story of the US: When I first saw the trailer of this show, I was surprised that no one has ever told me the history of World’s most popular and powerful country. I was excited to know more about US and the show didn’t disappoint me at all. It was a series of I guess 12-15 episodes (BTW it’s still being aired on TV, you can set reminders on iDubba website) but the story was really engaging. Again dubbing was flawless. Here is more about the show from channel website- AMERICA THE STORY OF THE US tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented, leading from the frontier to 21st Century cities, from the Mississippi to the moon, from colonial Jamestown to 9/11 up to present day. From the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental roads and railways, to triumphing over vertical space with steel skyscrapers and space travel, the series examines how technology overcame the environment
- Targeting Bin Laden: A meticulously made documentary which closely depicted killing of Osama Bin Laden by American Navy’s SEAL Team 6. The show was gripping, akin to a blockbuster Hollywood action Movie. It was a 2 hour show but was very informative unlike other attempts to catch the same event by other channels
- Extreme Trains: I like this show because it makes me curious to know more about how Trains and railway system works. It also gives a feeling of taking the journey of beautiful landscapes alongside best locations of USA. The energy and passion of host Matt Bown is super, and his love for trains is apparent from his presentation
- Food Tech: Bobby Bognar looks one hell of a Foodie. There are numerous food shows telling us about the preparation and stuff…but nothing like this. This show specifically tells us about the technology which goes behind processing, manufacturing or even packing the food. I personally love the way Bobby puts anything in his mouth and gulps it 😉
- Pawn Stars: This must be one of the funniest series on TV today. More than their job it’s the clashes among father, son, grandpa which are hilarious. For e.g. one day Grandpa says “Ye tum log kitni gaali dete ho a**h**** (beeped off-course). Aaj se haar gaali pe 1$ fine bharna padega” Interestingly the box for collecting fine gets filled with dollar notes in first half of the day. LOL...This family lives and breathes the pawning business, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic
- Recently loving Heavy Haulers: Seriously speaking I never knew such a company ever existed or such things were ever POSSIBLE!! Man, shifting house in our country means we shift taking our luggage, but how can this company literally SHIFT A HOUSE? or a CHURCH or any darn BUILDING??? You must see it to believe it! (set reminders on iDubba now)
- Recently loving Invention Intervention: Americans are MAD! No I mean it!! You can never guess that a person working in his backyard can invent something which can be sold for millions. The hosts are inventors themselves and bet big on backyard inventions and inventors inventing them. They fund from 100,000 to 300,000 dollars to inventions they like. It’s a must watch show for startup lovers and innovators 🙂
So here is the gist- The channel has unique content, it primarily showcases lives of Americans (which in itself is fascinating), it has passionate hosts for every show, shows have humor as well as dramatic quotient, dubbing (in Hindi) is great!!
So try to watch some of these shows and let me know if you liked them too 🙂