We all watch tv shows, whether it’s online tv, free shows, paid, primetime, pvr, or whatever, tv plays an important part in many peoples daily, weekly, or for the rare minority, monthly, routines. We thought we would make this weeks blog a dedication to a small portion of hand selected television shows that shine of shear manly man manliness, from shows dedicated to rugged adventure and sword battling to laid back gentlemanly schotch sipping (madmen) and duck hunting, this list is a collection of, what we feel, are some Manly Man tv shows.
6. Swamp People
Let’s face it, trekking through dark mysterious swamps hunting for gators is not exactly an ‘un-manly’ activity. These swamp people dudes take sports fishing to another level, swap the fishing rod with a shotgun and the traditional dinner with gator stew = Swamp People. If you haven’t seen an episode of this show yet get on it, the show is packed with awesome adventure, suspense, tons of cultural (shaving is not encouraged) education and of course, tons of badass gator catching.
5. Duck Dynasty
If gators aren’t your thing, try ducks; they don’t just taste good.. Duck dynasty is all about the family who created the duck call (that handy little whistle-like thing used to call ducks when hunting) and their ‘interesting’ adventures. If that doesn’t sound interesting, trust us, it is… from hunting mishaps due to attempts at eliminating bee hives with shop vacs, to other frivolous adventures that are sure to entertain. Point is, you should give this show a go, especially if you’re into the following; a) hunting, b) guns, c) beards, d) hunting, e) hunting, f) guns, g)guns and h)guns. Read also: How much of a Dude are you?
4. Two and a Half Men
Let’s face it, Two and a half Men has declined on viewability pleasure scale (yes, we just created that scale) since the departure of our fellow Dude, Charlie Sheen, but alas, the show must go on… Despite the dramatic change is storyline, we find two and a half men to be a continued success. Not only does the show still afford the occasional laugh, Ashton Kutcher does a surprisingly ‘ok’ job of playing his character and, ‘keeping it interesting’. So there you have it, numero 4 goes to the bright folks who were able to continue that magic even without the man himself, Charlie Sheen. Ps. if you don’t feel like watching this show this summer, here’s a guide to what Dudes do in summer.
3. Shark Tank
Let’s face it, Dudes like making money and our number 3 position goes to a serious show, filled with serious Dudes, and Dudettes, who are all about just that, money. Shark tank, also equal to Dragon’s Den (the Canadian Equivalent) is all above eager young entrepreneurs pitching their businesses, ideas, thoughts, etc, to a panel of wealthy business men, and women. This ‘board’ includes such folks as Robert Herjavec, a determined tech-security entrepreneur, to Kevin O’leary, a fan favourite for sure… Regardless, Shark Tank is, a) filled with sharks, b) is ruthless (as sharks are) and c) may switch off that lightbulb and force you to begin your own endeavour..
2. Game of thrones
It was a real tossup between Game of Thrones for our #2 position and our number #1 winner (who you will soon discover), in the end, we put this show here as number two but consider the top placement interchangeable between the two, ie, 2 is 1 and 1 is 2. Lets face it, Game of Thrones is full of gore, fighting, swords, dragons, monsters, action, guns, guns, booze and yes, women… there’s tons of that. If you don’t get the picture yet, this show is really quite epic, it’s an ideal combination of action, drama and a very, very endeavouring and adventurous storyline. Haven’t seen it yet? Well a) we are not sure that you belong on Dudepins, and b) you are now officially forgiven if you watch, or at least preview, an episode of The Game of Thrones tv show.
1. MadMen = #1
Yes, they will sell anything… souls included. Not only is Mad Men an epic combination of scotch, women, cigars, business, money, drama, booze and extremely attractive women, it is also just a classic Manly, Gentleman like, classic, tv show. Based on the lives of ad men throughout the late 50s to early 60s, Man Men is all about the inter-workings of the advertising business and its trivial nature. Entertaining? Yes. Dramatic? Yes. Good story line? Damn right! Don Draper and the other folk do a fantastic job of keeping the viewer engaged and especially in portraying the attitude that was, arguably, inherent during that time in that specific industry. Should you watch Madmen? Absolutely!
Well, that about sums up our list of the top 6 manly man tv shows on the air… enter fireworks.. If you’re wondering why 6, then we’re sorry to disappoint you but there’s no clear logic behind that number, it simply seemed like a happy number between 3 and 10….
Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoyed the list and took at least 1 recommendation. If you have comments, or disagree, then leave a comment and we will reply… we promise.
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