DIGGERS – A NEW SEASON
Decided last night to catch the season premier of Diggers, but after watching the first episode (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid) I went back to my ball game.
Half of the thirty minute show was devoted to commercials, and another five minutes reminding you what the show was about afterward. Add in the “closeups of the coil scanning”, the “Oh my God” shouts (which always led to commercials) and you had about eight actual minutes of detecting.
The finds, a horseshoe, a penknife, a small round container of something, a lid to a can, and handful of bullets would have quickly made it into my junk box, but alas, the bullets were fired my Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Well, okay, maybe they were….
As was the case with Dig War and Dig Fellas, Ringy and KG are just a little too over-the-top and corny for me. Also the subjective belief that everything found might have been used by the two outlaws was ridiculous. I understand the folks who produce these shows write the script and have the final say, but it would be nice, just once, to show the viewers that we are not all comedians and that we are able to think for ourselves.
Apparently the Diggers show will have an archaeologist on board for the foreseeable future, and there will be no more values placed on the items found. About time, and thank you National Geographic.
Diggers is the only show on the telly here in the US, and apparently most tekkies accept it as great entertainment. I don’t but that’s only my opinion. I would love to see the British sitcom Detectorists shown here, but it’s highly doubtful that will happen. I suspect too that the show wouldn’t have enough “digging” to suit tekkies in the US. A shame….
MacKenzie Crook & Toby Jones star in the BBC sitcom Detectorists
From what I hear, Ringy and KG are great guys and a lot of fun to be around. I don’t doubt it. I just wish they would be a little less flaky and a little more real. I will pass on this show for now, and maybe check back a month or two down the road. It’s just not my cup of tea, but to each to his own.
SCOTT CLARK WRITEUP
Found a real nice write-up on Scott Clark and wanted share it here.
Meet the Metal Detectorist Reuniting People and Their Lost Rings
Be sure to check out Scott’s blog……Detecting US
ANOTHER WELL DONE VIDEO FROM THE CELLAR MAN, TODD HILTZ
“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too”…Rodney Dangerfield