"I know that some Mythbusters episodes can now be seen on Netflix."
"Great article, thanks, please add 'World of Jenks' to the list. "
"Ok the nature programs are one thing, but to include an MTV show loses
credibility. There is a reason they say 'so called reality TV.' Those
shows are edited to give the audience a specific view. I have heard former
survivor contestants talk about how the show is edited. Example; that
tribal council is hours long. We did watch Life and we loved it. The first
two would be the only ones I would ever recommend."
"Great video! All kids should get a chance to se this."
"How about 'Amazing Race'?"
"One problem I have is labeling the cliques jocks, preps, and
hair-dye-loving emos. When I was in high school, some people were more
into art and music than others. Some were more into sports than others.
Some smoked pot sometimes. Some drank sometimes. Some got good grades.
Some were more into clothes than others. There really wasn't anyone who
was only one of these things. Most people are on a sliding scale in all of
those categories. I haven't seen the show, but the description above makes
it sound like it is encouraging kids to be 'understanding' of the other
categories, instead of acknowledging that to some extent they are actually
in a lot of the other categories."
"I am going to set our TVO to tape as many of these programs suggested in
your article as possible! We are already watching 'Teach' which provides
an amazing look at school life from a teacher's perspective. Thanks for
suggesting all these great programs!
"There are a ton of kids shows that are far more interactive than the ones
here. For example, try 'Fetch' on PBS, a reality show for the younger set
where the kids have to solve problems, build things and do reenactments,
while being cheered along by Ruff Ruffman a cartoon dog with a
wisecracking sense of humor."
"Great Suggestions... don't forget stuff like Pawn Stars (the name is not
great, but the show is awesome) and American Pickers. Both shows are a
history lesson every episode. My boys, ages 12 and 14 love them! (and so
do I, which is also nice, something we can watch together!)"
"For folks who prefer to hear narration by people literate in the subject
matter at hand, the BBC has put out a second version of LIFE whose
narrator is the preeminent biologist David Attenborough. Having bought
this series and compared it to Oprah's, I have to say there really is no
comparison. So, to the idiotic rhetorical question in the text above -
'what could be more thrilling or real than learning about struggle and
survival from none other than Oprah Winfrey?' - I'd say 'learning about
Life from someone who actually comprehends the words coming out of his
"I can't believe you left out Amazing Race! I've learned a lot about
geography and culture from that show."