Thursday, July 2, 2009

Television Thursday #1

I watch a lot of TV, like a ridiculous amount. I think I am an addict. Here is where I give you a preview of what shows I am watching. This week:


-From the wiki page: Mantracker is a Canadian reality television series that premiered in April 2006 on the Outdoor Life Network. In the United States, the program currently airs on the Science Channel.

The show's premise involves an expert tracker, known as "Mantracker," who pursues two individuals in the remote Canadian wilderness. The pursued must elude capture while attempting to reach a finish line within 36 hours. Mantracker never meets the team prior to the chase, nor does he know their destination. Traveling on horseback and aided by a local guide, Mantracker mostly relies on his well-honed tracking skills to trail them, although some equipment (such as regular and infrared binoculars) is also used. As stated by Grant in the show's introductory tagline, "Know your land. Know your prey."

So think of the Fugitive except Tommy Lee Jones is on horseback with a rugged ass beard, Harrison Ford is two people from Canada running for their lives and the setting is somewhere in Canada. From this show I realized that Canada has some rugged land, horses hate brush, and trying to escape without leaving tracks is damn near impossible. The best ones are where the prey do something to piss off the mantracker and he steps his game up. Thank you Science Channel for bringing me the second best show from Canada (Degrassi being first and probably being discussed in a later Television Thursday)

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