Today’s recommendation is for Dirty Jobs, my favorite show on the Discovery Channel.
Dirty Jobs is about, just what that title says, Dirty Jobs. And most of the time not just dirty, but filthy. The show follows host Mike Rowe around as he goes to places people work, that happen to be very dirty jobs. Mike goes to these places, and spends a day at each one, doing the parts of the different jobs for a day, though more often getting in the way than helping.
Each episode usually has 2-3 different jobs that Mike goes to. For example, some of the jobs Mike has worked at in the past include being a coal miner, alpaca shearer, chimney sweeper, bridge painter, cave biologist, cranberry farmer, and snake wrangler. And that is just a few, there have been a couple hundred different dirty jobs on the show.
Mike is a very good host, and really the perfect person to host this type of show. He has a great sense of humor, always making you laugh, while also showing the work these people are doing. He always tries to do the job the people are doing, and usually ends up getting really dirty in the process.
At the end of most episodes, Mike is asking viewers to send in ideas they have for jobs that they can show. That’s my only concern about the show, I hope it goes on for a long time, and they don’t have trouble finding enough jobs to film to keep going.
The show airs weekly on the Discovery Channel, and there have been 3 DVD collections released, each collecting a dozen or so episodes from the show. These collections are 2 disc sets, and are very reasonably priced with only a $19.99 MSRP.
These collections are a great way to watch the show, they’re not in the order the show aired, but this is the type of show where that doesn’t matter.
Dirty Jobs airs Tuesdays at 9 PM on the Discovery Channel.