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My Brother’s Keeper initiative subject of new Discovery/OWN special

My Brother's Keeper initiative subject of new Discovery/OWN special

President Barack Obama will appear in a new Discovery Channel/OWN special that looks at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative, the principles of which include ensuring all youth complete their post-secondary education and training and are employed once they’re out of school. Titled Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper, and appropriately airing on Father’s Day, June 21, the program explores the lives and families of boys and young men of color from four programs around the U.S. that are living the principles of the MBK initiative. The film, directed by Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army), also addresses President Obama’s challenge to cities … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Announces New Series: Naked And Afraid XL

Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid announced a spinoff of one of it’s most popular series that has me happier than a mosquito in a blood bank! The new series, Naked and Afraid XL will premiere July 12 and feature six women and six men who’ve already appeared on Naked and Afraid. But this time, instead of a brave twosome heading into an unrelenting environment to survive for 21 days, a dozen bad-asses will head into Colombia for 40 days of roughing it, naked style. From a Discovery Channel press release: (New York, NY) – What do you get when you multiply Discovery Channel’s … Continue reading

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Recap: Naked and Afraid “Colombian Conflict”

Naked and Afraid "Columbian Conflict"

Whenever I think about the jungles of Colombia, I think of Guerrillas and the cocaine trade (in fact, I was watching a documentary on just that today!). So I’d already be afraid heading into the challenge facing this week’s two brave souls. Add in the fact that you’re naked and seemingly everything in the jungle wants to kill  you (monkeys, snakes, caiman, etc.) and it makes an already freaky experience seem pretty impossible. Oh yeah, and it’s wicked hot there too so add that to the list of things that suck about Colombia. Have fun kids! Charlie Age 52 Professional Builder … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Rise of Browntown

Discovery Channel's Alaskan Bush People recap: Rise of Browntown

In Season 2, Episode 10 of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “Rise of Browntown,” the Brown family moves into their new home, while Matt builds a house for himself out of tires. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8  | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 “If we’re going to continue the Brown way of life, we’re going to need to bring more people … Continue reading

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Recap: Naked and Afraid, “Lord of the Rats”

Naked and Afraid, “Lord of the Rats”

I am do glad to see a new episode of Naked and Afraid. I was a little steamed to have a clip show last week.  I know it was a holiday, but It would have been pretty awesome to have current service members take on the 21-day survival challenge. I know we’ve had military veterans on the show, but I’d love to see some 21-year-olds try to put what they’ve just learned into practice. Let’s get started and meet this week’s brave survivalists. Angela Age 36 Pittsburgh, PA Angela has 5 kids and is engaged. She’s a self-taught survivalist and … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: A Wolfpack Divided

Alaskan Bush People

In the May 29 midseason* premiere of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “A Wolfpack Divided,” the Brown family is ready to move into their new home when Ami requires immediate medical attention and must travel to a big city for surgery. Meanwhile, the pressure is on the boys to secure a wood-burning stove so the family can stay warm over winter. *Discovery Channel has been pushing this as a new season, though the May 29 new episode is listed as Season 2, Episode 9. We’re going to call this Season 2B until someone at Discovery who knows what the hell … Continue reading

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Recap: Naked and Afraid Uncensored

Naked and Afraid Uncensored

Aah the clip show. Once the mainstay of the sitcom or drama, where lazy writers would give us a look back a past events as an easy way to create an episode, now it’s the even lazier way of Reality TV producers to create not one — but two hours of programming out of old footage! Naked and Afraid adds minutes of extra (but not interesting) footage and factoids that appear on screen. It’s the Pop-Up Videos of reality TV. Florida Everglades with Ryan and Amber First, we basically watch the entire episode of Ryan and Amber. I’ve never wanted … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Wild Times

Alaskan Bush People Fake

As we prepare for the midseason* premiere of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People May 29, Discovery Channel presents this “Wild Times” recap special, in which the Browns discuss memorable, extreme and most certainly not fake moments from their show so far. Because I am a complete disappointment to my family, I’m going to recap this recap show. *Discovery has started promoting this as a new season, yet I’ve not heard any mention of “Season 3.” So we’ll just call this Season 2B until the Supreme Court hands down their decision. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Sons of Winter recap: Lost Boys

Discovery Channel's Sons of Winter recap: Lost Boys

In Discovery Channel’s Sons of Winter episode “Lost Boys,” Kole gets lost in the bog, while Shane and Dale have snowmobile trouble on their journey for a visit on Kole’s birthday. Sons of Winter recaps: Episode 1: Rite of Passage Episode 2: The Coldest Night Episode 3: The Freeze Episode 4: Lost Boys Kole is turning 15. He’s going to have the kind of birthday party every 15-year-old boy desires: s’mores with Mom, Dad and the elderly neighbors. But first, he’s going to to have to help Randy clear the traps from the recent snowfall. Shale is almost halfway through their … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Sons of Winter recap: The Freeze

Sons of Winter

In Episode 3 of Discovery Channel’s Sons of Winter, “The Freeze,” Dale and Shane go ice fishing, but Dale has to be rescued after falling through the ice. Back home, Randy and Grandpa Griz use dynamite to clear a beaver dam. In addition to his seasonal Santa Claus duties, Grandpa Griz serves as officiant of the bush church service. Their bush congregation is greatly reduced since Dale and Shane (aka Shale) left on their 90-day wilderness adventure. Things have been going well for Shale in the three weeks since they got settled in the cabin. The’ve established some trapping lines and are … Continue reading

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