View Full Version : Anyone watch foot soldiers on History Channel International?
05-29-2004, 10:35 PM
I love it! Just the idea of using Al Borland, well, Richard Karn to teach history is hilarious. I love the use of humor to teach.
It works very well.
05-29-2004, 11:43 PM
If it's the show I am thinking of (and it should be.. he couldn't have been in that many History Channel specials), I've seen it and it's okay. A little too streamlined for pop culture consumption to me though.
I much preferred Conquest, which never seems to come on anymore and was most likely cancelled (bastards). Now that was entertainment.
05-30-2004, 01:32 AM
History Channel International always had the most interesting-sounding programs, but I was always deathly bored watching them.
I think the History Channel actually managed to FOX Conquest, which is a shame. I hafta agree, watching a bald, overenthusiastic British man scare the crap outta some vaguely cow-like volunteers...well, that's good TV.
Not that it matters, since we don't have cable for the time being.
05-30-2004, 01:02 PM
I either want it to be more irreverent or more straight history. The occasional "jokes" don't do it for me.
but I do enjoy the show when it covers footsoldiers from time periods I enjoy learning about. I.E. Romans are vastly more interesting than Napoleon's soldiers to me.
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