If you've got cable you need to fire up the TiVo tomorrow night and tune into "I Shouldn't Be Alive: Alaskan Avalanche" tomorrow night (Friday, March 31) at 9 pm PST on the Discovery Channel. Re-airing April 1 at 1 am for you night owls. According to the website:
Friends Jim and Dave are scaling a sheer ice-wall in the shadow of Mount Johnson, Alaska, when Jim falls and is badly injured. A passing light aircraft sees the SOS signal and tries to land but becomes stranded, with a pregnant woman on board.
My friend Ryan is in it (friend of the family, really). His dad describes the show thusly:
It's about the misadventures of two men in Alaska.
But, as I have mentioned before, I've got two reasons to watch this:
- Ryan is a cool guy, and a good actor, and I attended a fundraiser to help send him off to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, so I want to help support him in his career.
- If he gets rich enough, and famous enough, maybe someday he'll have his own E! True Hollywood Story! and they can interview me about when we were in Junior High and our families would be having dinner together and we'd watch MTV in the basement of his house. Back when MTV still showed videos. We'd have them on full blast, but when "Hungry Like The Wolf" came on we'd turn the volume down during the bits where the woman moans, because we didn't want our parents to hear it. Because it was illicit or something. And I'm sure our parents never got at all suspicious about the fact that we'd be listening to music videos at full blast for hours, and then, for just a few seconds, there would be silence, and then the music would be full blast again. Nope, nothing going on down here. Just a bunch of innocent kids.
Anyway, you should watch it.