Mr. Hakujin Posted August 17, 2009 Share Posted August 17, 2009 (edited) I discovered this show only last month and am now totally hooked. Season 2 comes to an end next week and it promises to be a great episode. This show is the one-sided chronicling of the Sea Shepherd organization's attempts to put an end to "illegal" whaling by Japanese whalers in the Arctic Ocean. There is danger from the arctic conditions (icebergs, storms, isolation), passionate people truly serious about their cause, and a good 85% of the time they're also seriously inept. That's a recipe for captivating television. Case in point--this golden nugget comes from a blonde Aussie las: "Why's everyone making such a big deal about falling out of the boat? At the end of the day, falling in the water isn't the end of the world." Sad, stupid, scary, and hilarious all at once. In case you've yet to see this slice of fried reality-TV gold here's the website link to their video clips. Season 1 is only 7 episodes long and I recommend watching from the start. It's interesting to see how their tactics to "stop" whaling for the past how many ever years (4 or 5 I think) were soundly thwarted after the whalers obviously studied footage from the TV show and defended themselves accordingly the following year (which is chronicled in season 2. Edited August 17, 2009 by Mr. Hakujin added pic Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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