This was the last resort after programming that was almost 100% dedicated to Nazi Germany stopped drawing viewers. I swear, for a while there I thought they were gonna change the name from The History Channel to The Hitler Channel. They still have an inordinately large number of shows about Hitler, the SS, etc. I mean WWII is interesting from an historical perspective, but how many shows about the “Third Reich” can you possibly air without being redundant?Yes sir. The History Channel did this.. They got bored with history, and started to sensationalize everything that ever happened. They came with aliens, time travelers, fake pawn shops... you name it.
I will admit, I do watch the Oak Island one. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with that one. The narration and writing/production is stupid as hell. They dig a hole, find a friggin’ rock, and the narrator says “A rock? In the ground? Could it be that this stone was placed in the dirt by Knights Templar?!” It’s so bad it’s laughable, and the way they’ve strung the show out for so long with meaningless filler is pathetic, but that said, I keep watching the garbage because I think there’s actually something there, and did long before the show began. My personal hypothesis is that a sinkhole swallowed a pirate or privateer ship that might’ve been harboring there, but who knows. The fact that they found human bone and bits of parchment at a depth of 90’ (or more, I can’t remember), says that there’s something of at least minor historical interest there.So true it gives me a cerebral hemorrhage just thinking about it. Sadly, pretty much every channel in the Discovery Channel portfolio follows the same formula. I’m waiting for the story that Oak Island sank into the waters as a result of all the idiot holes bored into it.