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Somebody's Gotta Do It 

Mike Rowe's Somebody's Gotta Do It brings viewers face-to-face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them ... See full summary »

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Mike Rowe's Somebody's Gotta Do It brings viewers face-to-face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics-people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand.

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8 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Just OK, but not nearly as entertaining as Dirty Jobs
8 December 2014 | by kschwizSee all my reviews

CNN so far has a bad habit of taking interesting shows and making them somewhat boring. The same happened with Bourdain as well. Somebody's Gotta Do It is similar to Part's Unknown in that the focus is about interviewing everyday people living in environments that are different than what the average person experiences. CNN takes the emphasis out of the actual jobs in Rowe's new show, and instead focuses more on the human beings that do the job. That's fine if you are entertained by that, but the predicaments Mike got himself in during Dirty Jobs and the resulting hilarity that ensued from the very witty Rowe is nearly nonexistent in Somebody's Gotta Do it. I find that very unfortunate as Rowe truly is one of the funniest TV personalities there is.

The other problem I have with this show compared to DJ is that the jobs on this show aren't really that dirty (nor are they supposed to be). But, that was half the fun of DJ—watching Mike climb 200ft down the inside of a bridge no larger than 5 feet in diameter, crawl inside tight spaces inside an old ship, or work at a potato chip factory. You'll get almost none of that intrigue in Somebody's Gotta Do It, which I think is a shame.

I found myself often fast forwarding through a lot of the interviews, and some particular bits (such as the sign painter in Austin, the tiny house guy in Luling, and La Reve in Vegas) I just turned off completely. I'm glad Mike is getting another shot at a TV show as a non-narrator, but I personally find this show a far cry from Dirty Jobs as far as entertainment value goes.


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