The reason for my interest is admittedly biased. My little brother is on T.V. ! It is true. He is one of the cast of a new reality TV series called "Bering Sea Gold" on the Discovery channel.
Like most reality T.V. shows, there is plenty of drama and conflict. There are some rascally characters who have a hard time keeping their language family-friendly. So I recommend it with those caveats.
The weird thing about having someone you know really well on television is that it should feel really weird, but it doesn't. At least not to me. Maybe that's because I love and respect Ian so much. For once, someone who is actually a good person can be quasi-famous.
Which is not to say that anyone has shown any interest in keeping up with our family anytime soon--which is a good thing. Unlike my brave brother, my idea of hell would be to have someone filming my life for weeks at a time. I have too many moments I'm not proud of.
I am proud of him--not so much for being on T.V., but for being secure enough with himself to let all of America into his life--the good, the bad and the ugly. He didn't do so lightly. He has been a little worried, hoping that the way he was portrayed on the show would accurately reflect the Christ-like person he is trying to become. That speaks volumes about the kind of man he is.
Although to be honest, as a big sister, I somehow always remember him as a little kid (he's the one on the far right in the picture below). You've gotta have someone keeping you humble, right? :)