Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Okay, you know a show is my new fav if I already have a little theme for the reviews. Fact or Faked gets my busty tank top shots, Josh Gates gets Photoshopped pics of him, Ghost Adventures gets a video and a drinking game. Expect when I review "Finding Bigfoot" each week that there will be a photo of my Bigfoot doll posing in new ways for each episode.
Last night was the premiere of the Animal Planet show "Finding Bigfoot." It was on too freaking damn late--come on Animal Planet, give us a break! I was up until midnight to see it.
So, other than having a bit of a crush on the team leader, Matt Moneymaker, (seriously, that's his freaking name), I was pleasantly surprised. I always imagined a BF Hunter show taking advantage of what GH did with ghost hunting, showing what it's like to poke around a place that city folks aren't comfortable with in the dark, hearing things, seeing things...
Something I was completely shocked about was the team. With Ghost Hunters, I wasn't sure for a while what I thought of J&G and their team until about 5 episodes into it. FoF, it took 2 seasons to figure them out. This team, however, you could tell was comfortable together, not awkward or self conscious in front of a camera, and I really felt like they were hunting and we happened to be along instead of they were hunting so we could watch.
They were very quick to say "it's a squatch" and "That was Bigfoot," but I have to admit, I don't even mind if they think everything is a BF. They were wisely skeptical about one witness. They tried different methods including a little FoF moment of recreating something to show a human could be caught on a dash cam and look the same as BF caught on a dash cam.
I freaking love these characters. I used to wish I could be on TAPS just to get into awesome places, not necessarily work with the team, but honestly I'd kill to be on this team and work with these folks looking for my big furry relative. That being said, should such a thing ever occur, can I please share a tent with Matt? I'd feel quite safe with him nearby (sigh).
Seriously, this show is on Sunday nights on Animal Planet and I'm so head over heels for it that it could be competing with "Destination Truth." It's been my dream to BF hunt and I would be proud to have this team at my back. They are not your usual yahoos that like to go hunting and take on BF tracking as if it were some kind of big game hunt. They have wonder and intelligence, as well as compassion for this rare creature.
There is chemistry, there is intelligence, there is creepy atmosphere and plenty of dark forests. Man, it doesn't get better than that! I'm hoping in some future episodes to see them camp out and sit there all night listening to the forest around them. That would be so Blair Witch meets Ghost Hunters.
If you get Animal Planet, do not forget to mark your Sundays. I will remind you every Sunday like a church lady bugging you to go to sermon. Please join the flock! You will thank me.
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