The other day I was surfing through the guide on my cable system when I saw that Modern Marvels was on. So I clicked on it to see what the subject was, only to find out that the subject that it covered was the history of bricks.
"Bricks?" I said to myself. "You've gotta be kidding me? How are they gonna fill up an hour on the subject of bricks, much less make it interesting?" So more out of suspense as to how they where gonna pull it off, than due to any sort of interest in bricks, I decided to watch. And by golly, after an hour of watching, they actually managed to pull it off. I actually cared about the history of bricks.
At this point I believe that they could probably do an episode on the history of dirt and still make it interesting.
Hats off to the people behind this show.