Now that I'm pretending to be a adult, I still watch some fun shows. Prehistoric Planet on NBC is amazing. It is the perfect educational show, showing all the dinosaurs, ancient mammals, explosions, that sort of thing. I love the digitized animals, the attention to detail. Today they showed the first real ancestor of the whales, even making sure that the mammal still had vestigial whiskers. Speaking of doomed dinosaurs, Christian Slater is the narrator. I hope he gets good and drunk after doing each show. Maybe his role on West Wing can redeem his last few years of career suicide.
The other show of note is Bushnell's Secrets of the Hunt. Go to the website, check out the wall of death. When did hunting become such an expensive sport? It is similar to the Harley phenomenon, watching as baby boomers fly into a spending frenzy. These hunters have all the high tech goodies- night vision goggles, GPS locators, laser distance finders to gauge their shots, even laptops. Every show then has the wonderful conclusion where some silent boy points the dead animal's head towards the camera while his father bonds with him. I want to see a slightly different show, one where they use the technology for the flip side.
They should do one of those junkyard wars, except arm the herbivores with remote control non-lethal weapons. Secretly find out where this Bushnell show films, then film this Terminator-style turkey taking on these poor boomers in camouflage. At the end of the show, the turkey holds the neck of the limp father, gobbling in a sinister manner, while the boy weeps in a cage. No death, just Deer with sonic stunners! Stealth turbo turkeys! Maybe the bull with the rifle tail from Bugs Bunny. I'd like that.