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The Man Behind the Scenes

Last night I was looking for something to watch on TV, and since we don’t have cable, my choices were limited.  VERY limited.  So, I turned to my trusty laptop and searched www.hulu.com for something that would capture my interest.  Well, since I’d already watched all the “House” episodes that were offered, I decided to venture into the unknown.  I had heard about the series “30 Days,” which is done by the guy that made the movie “Supersize Me.”  He does a job or joins a community for thirty days and gives you an idea what it would be like to be a part of it.  Cool, huh?

I chose the episode where he was a coal miner.  About a third of the way through, it hit me.  It’s rigorous and dangerous.  Wait.  Dangerous?  To go deep into the earth is dangerous?  This was stressed many times throughout the episode.  The exposure to the coal dust, etc. is not safe either.  Okay.  So the host is putting himself in this situation, as are the actual coal miners.  Well, what about the camera man/men?  They are going deep into the earth, exposing their lungs to the black dust, and yet no one even knows who they are!  Yeah, the host is doing a lot of manual labor, so it may be physically more exhausting, but I’m guessing that it’s no picnic to haul the camera and sound equipment around.  And, their reward?  Their names on the screen for roughly two seconds.  And, if you are watching on tape, TiVo, or online, you’ve already quit watching by the time their names are displayed.

So, next time you are watching one of these shows, (“Dirty Jobs” also comes to mind) take a moment to think about what the cameramen have to do to get those shots.  I, for one, am impressed.

Who Knew about Hulu?

As many of you know, I do not have cable.  It is probably a good thing because I would watch Law & Order all day.  I’m sure I could find it on some channel at any time of day.  I don’t watch much TV.  I watch The Bold and the Beautiful when I’m home at 12:30, but that’s about the extent of my devotion to that or any other show.  (Well, there is my addiction to Lost, but that is another blog altogether)

I like sitcoms, but most are not appropriate for my family to watch, so I try to catch up online.  I can watch The Office, How I Met Your Mother, and several others whenever I’d like via their networks websites.

But, I just finished watching The Partridge Family!  Yep.  It was as groovy as I’d remembered it.  There is a website out there called Hulu.  It has all sorts of clips and full-length episodes of new and old shows.  I got to see the Celebrity Jeopardy skits from Saturday Night Live from years ago.  I was able to find another skit that I had told the kids about that was actually clean enough for them to see.  This site is amazing! 

You can watch everything from The A-Team to WKRP in Cincinnati!  With limited commercial interruptions, of course.  I just had to share this fantastic site with you.  Thanks to Debbie who shared it with me.

Gotta go.  I’m getting ready to watch “a very special episode” of Blossom.  (Sadly, (or not), Blossom is not yet on the site.  But, I can watch Emergency! and a dose of Randolph Mantooth is good for the soul.)

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