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Dhani Tackles the Globe (travel channel)
"I fought. I experienced people. I lived. I won."

Former NFL linebacker turned host Dhani Jones trecks the world searching for a better understanding of other cultures by embracing bone crunching contact sports. While in-your-face approach comes off brutal, it's a nice change to many travel chanel demonstrations on how to tackle food:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYFxAoFh4EoThis

This show is a wonderful alternative to watching recaps during offseason.  Jones is unpretentious. He trains hard (it's almost like watching a behind the scenes ESPN segment), genuinely bonds with locals, and shows us couch travellers the value of good sportsmanship in various countries. We can't help cheering him on.

Better off Ted
"Can a company be bitchy?"

We should have paid heed to that weak pun in the title, but the previews held promise. Ted, an executive of sorts works at your typical brooding corporation. He finds the right in anything wrong then promotes the hell out of it. However, Ted stuggles ever so slightly with moral issues that ensue whenever his ruthless dictator vixen of a boss hands him a (usually pointless) task. Among them, cryogenicallyfreezing a sad excuse for comic relief scientist to see the results in one year. Ted gets points in the right direction from his super genius daughter and a wacky co-worker who hoards coffee creamer in some effort to rebel...The concern shouldn't have been for the scientist's eyes bursting in negative twenty degree temperatures; it should have been for the audience withstanding a poor script and choppy plotline after twenty minutes.

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