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Discovery Channel / wilderness, shows, i.e., the last alaskans etc.

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Discovery channel.
I love virtually all discovery shows. I am writing, I hope, to represent a personal concern that may affect many people. I am appalled at the persistent and high level of background music attached to many discovery channel shows, particularly the last alaskans. A good example is the episode "winter's edge". The stories of the people living there have plenty of drama, history, innovation, personal despair, difficulty and danger, without the need for way too loud and persistent violins, woodwinds and tekno cacophony. Please consider asking producers of shows to concentrate on story programming (Which they do very well) and to avoid attempting to "pump up the drama" with absolutely unnecessary music which simply comes across as noise and masks the generally quiet soliloquy and dialogue that are perfectly informative and instructive by themselves. These shows are at their best when they are about the simple eloquence of the people themselves, the landscapes, the hardships, the beauty and the beasts. We can't hear them half of the time, simply beacause of the overwhelming background music!! Thank you for your consideration. Wayne beachley

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May 11, 2016
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  • Wa
      11th of May, 2016
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    Discovery channel.
    I love virtually all Discovery shows. I am writing, I hope, to represent a personal concern that may affect many people. I am appalled at the persistent and high level of background music attached to many discovery channel shows, particularly The Last Alaskans. A good example is the episode "Winter's Edge". The stories of the people living there have plenty of drama, history, innovation, personal despair, difficulty and danger, without the need for way too loud and persistent violins, woodwinds and tekno cacophony. Please consider asking producers of shows to concentrate on story programming (which they do very well) and to avoid attempting to "pump up the drama" with absolutely unnecessary music which simply comes across as noise and masks the generally quiet soliloquy and dialogue that are perfectly informative and instructive by themselves. These shows are at their best when they are about the simple eloquence of the people themselves, the landscapes, the hardships, the beauty and the beasts. WE CAN'T HEAR THEM HALF OF THE TIME, simply beacause of the overwhelming background music !! Thank You for your consideration. Wayne Beachley

  • St
      25th of Jun, 2016
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    Hello, I would also have a comment in relation to the last Alaskans. I will now find it hard to watch the new Justin Beiber of the bush in little rich Charlie Jaygo, thanks for spoiling the show and replacing the struggle with a well off rich kid who flys around like a big shot, totally takes away from the show. P.S he is 20. What a Joke. Not unlike the spoiled brat with the rather rich family behind him Parker Schnabel "GoldRush" i found it really hard to embrace the philosophy and struggle the older characters endure in order to succeed, paralleled alongside with the luck of what family you have come from takes away from the viewing experience. You could see their faces of the old cast they did not even know who this person is let alone endorsing him on the show. At what point do you think replacing an old icon digger in bob hart, with the wannabe beiber in charlie it shows to me where the intent lies for the show in putting a young kid in this series who happens to fly an airplane is the final straw. Which came first, his lifestyle or the show in which he has probably spent the last years of his life to get on? this is the problem, who knows. Whats next "Alaska shore". Cashing in on the integrity of the other cast members makes me sick. I simply wont be watching. I'm really enjoyed you chose this kid, so stereotypical. Steven

  • Mu
      19th of Aug, 2018
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    How can you condone and pay people who continuously lie and stole money from the state of Alaska a opportunity to even be heard or seen in a show on your network, they are a embarrassments to all the hard working women and men of this free land.
    You make me sick when you have other great shows to air. It shows me you rather air dirt on your network !! Your are relaying to the youth of America it is okay to lie and steal from others, your neighbors.

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