Is History’s Alone real or fake? The show is an undisputed smash hit, and it’s not hard to see why: it’s probably the most ambitious survival reality show currently on the air. The show’s premise is simple enough: take ten contestants, drop them in different spots on the same abandoned locale, and see how long they can stick it out before the isolation (or hunger, or disease, or ever-present danger) drives them mad. But is the show legit?
Is DB Cooper dead or alive? How might DB Cooper have died? Is DB Cooper even real? Where is he now? And where is DB Cooper’s money? One of the most infamous, brazen, and puzzling thefts in US history has baffled authorities for decades and given rise to a whole legion of amateur sleuths, all of whom think they have the answer to these and many other DB Cooper-related questions. Now, DB Cooper: Case Closed?, a brand-new History documentary, aims to crack the legendary case wide open, and finally solve its many mysteries.
History is going all in this summer with Barbarians Rising, an eight-part docu-series that weaves together elements of traditional documentary narrative and bloodthirsty historical drama to create a brand-new tapestry. The show highlights a series of different tribes (and those tribes’ charismatic leaders), which, over the course of hundreds of years, were able to wear away and eventually bring down the Roman Empire. Read on to find out all about the Barbarians Rising cast, and to get a preview of the show!
How much is the Billion Dollar Wreck treasure really worth? That’s the question History has boatloads of people asking, thanks to this week’s premiere of new miniseries Billion Dollar Wreck. Assuming that Captain Martin Bayerle, son Grant, and the rest of the BDW crew do find the mysterious treasure of the RMS Republic, are Bayerle’s careful calculations correct? Can the Billion Dollar Wreck treasure really be worth a billion dollars–or more?
Is History’s brand-new treasure hunt extravaganza Billion Dollar Wreck fake? The network is positioning its newest program as heir to the Curse of Oak Island throne, and part of the fun where shows like these are concerned is the extent to which the network has amped up the likelihood of its presenters striking it rich. To find out a whole lot more about the history of the RMS Republic; Martin Bayerle, his son Grant, and their family’s tortured history; and the overall “Billion Dollar Wreck fake” question, read on!
Is Vikings historically accurate? How historically accurate is Vikings? The hugely popular History series is about to air its new season, and more folks are talking about it than ever before. The one question that seems to follow Vikings around like a curse, though, is also the simplest: is Vikings historically accurate? During the show’s run, experts have given Vikings fairly high marks for getting a lot of little things right–though, of course, there are exceptions. To find out what’s what, read on!
Check out Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris (aka DEA agent Hank Schrader) after his amazing transformation into Founding Father Benjamin Franklin in the upcoming miniseries Sons of Liberty premiering Sunday, January 25 at 9/8c on History. And of course we had a little fun in Photoshop reuniting Hank with his old pal Walter White. 😉