Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Finding Bigfoot" Reviewed


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.

**P.S. I realize Blogger is still screwing the pooch, so some of you cannot comment. That's okay. Please don't be frustrated. Go to the help button and leave a note on their forum. They're getting barraged, but more angry voices can't hurt. You can always email me if you have something to say ghosthuntingtheories@gmail.com**

21 comments:

  1. I think that guy on 'River Monsters' is scary...

    Just sayin'...

    ~shoes~

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  2. Yeah. I watched that show for the first time last night and he gave me shivers.

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  3. i better start watching before my cable company turns it off for non payment.

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  4. I'm plotting out my BF hunt this August right now. I cannot wait to film that fiasco for everyone and share it. It's on my bucket list to go on a hunt for my favorite critter of all time!

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  5. If big foot exists he is probably way smarter then us. You don't see big hairy men killing each other in the forest everyday, do you?

    Nah big foot probably sits in a space ship and watches as we all kill each other. Maybe he is god and Jesus was just a mistake that didn't have hair... idk...

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  6. Yes, BF would appear to be actually more evolved than us.

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  7. I liked the first show. Can't wait to see how the rest of the series goes.

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  8. Me too SD77. I was hoping there wouldn't be any Tom Biscardi egos, no yahoo locals in camo's and some fairly intelligent and compassionate beings who happen to have chemistry. Got it all. I already like each of them. That's not easy to do. I'm usually cautious about figuring out people and whether I've taken to them or not.

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  9. i missed it. i was pretty tired and didn't want to stay. i'll try to catch it next time.

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  10. I hadn't heard of it. I'll have to check it out. I love bigfoot shows.

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  11. Glad to keep y'all in the know. Definitely worth watching. Next Sunday is Skunk Ape in Florida. I swear, there's not a BF documentary I haven't seen. I haven't been able to get enough of it since I was a kid and saw Legend of Boggy Creek.

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  12. One of my all time favorite movies is Harry and the Hendersons. I think that's the movie that captured my imagination as a child and led me to an interest in BF.

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  13. Damn, don't you just want your own pet BF? That was the best portrayal. The dude should have won a freaking award for that much expression without any language.

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  14. I totally missed this. Moneymaker has always annoyed me. Perhaps he'll fit here.

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  15. He's being a good boy, but my eye is on Cliff. That dude impressed the hell out of me.

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  16. Animal Planet is saying they were in the top three in the ratings in the time slot for the demographic of Men 25-54 and nabbed 1.3 million viewers.

    This bodes well for more seasons! And more Cliff Barackman!

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  17. Yeah, I'm totally on you for more Cliff! I wish he were managing the whole thing. He's a wonderful public speaker, his thoughts are clear, he doesn't seem to come from the ego, just a curious and highly intelligent guy. I'm excited about this. Hey, with Cliff on the show, I think the demographic for women in that age range should be high too. Hey, I'm Autumnforest, I flirt!

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  18. At least Moneymaker is coming forward admitting hoax in many shots. When a thermal is claimed to catch a squatch they cut out the fact it was a fan trying to watch the filming. Also the police dash cam was debunked as a couple college students doing a prank with a gorilla outfit.

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  19. Yeah, Moneymaker needs to do what he can because his credibility was always iffy to begin with. I like how Cliff on his North American Bigfoot site does little video interviews to let us know what we didn't know about the episodes. I respect the hell out of that.

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  20. Hello I am Dennis Daryl Shamblin from western Oklahoma. Would you please check out the true story, of my family's encounters with a creature known as Bigfoot. http://roostershamblin.wordpress.com/

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