It’s a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. For eight seasons the Discovery Channel brought us the real life misadventures of host Mike Rowe, as he and his crew shed a light on the thousands of dirty jobs in the U.S. Jobs like Alpaca farmer, large animal veterinarian, marble maker, and many more.
The show isn't just showcasing the job, it gets a lot of its charm and character from the people Rowe interacts with. Through Rowe's attempts at performing the job he is and generally slowing down the process due to his inexperience, the program showcases the skills developed after years of performing these dirty jobs. Rowe is constantly impressed and take aback by the speed, precision and efficiency with which many of these people carry out their jobs. The host is constantly reminding the viewer that though the show is called Dirty Jobs and many of the jobs can boil down to just menial labor, the people performing them deserve no less respect than your average lawyer, doctor, because without those people "civilized life wouldn't be possible for the rest of us."
Dirty Jobs however does suffer from the missing episode ailment, where many of the televised episodes are not on Netflix (as far as I can remember) for some reason or another. Fortunately the episodes that are on Netflix are some of the more memorable Dirty Jobs. Sadly Discovery did not renew Dirty Jobs after its eighth season. So next time you want to complain about your job, why not queue up an episode? And be glad you don't have to inspect the hundred year old San Francisco sewer system.