River Monsters Season 3
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Jeremy Wade, biologist and extreme angler, is back with more investigations into the murky world of fishermen s tales. Jeremy investigates tales of frighteningly large and dangerous river monsters that have attacked and even killed humans. In this season, Wade catches the most bizarre and dangerous underwater creatures to inhabit earth, including a monster responsible for devouring certain male body parts in Papua New Guinea, and packs of eels that will rip the flesh from unfortunate swimmers. Jeremy s search for the truth takes him on a dark and dangerous journey across the globe to reveal that the truth is every bit as unbelievable as the myth.
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At its heart, River Monsters is a nature program dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of the world's largest or most dangerous fresh water species. However, some of the real magic comes from its minimal yet cohesive narrative structure related to personal encounters from indigenous people. Jeremy Wade serves as both narrator and host, often bridging the gap between local legend and the remarkable truths of reality. Possessing immense angling skills offset by down-to-earth approachability, a flair for adventure and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, he continually garners as much interest as the creature on the end of his line.
Perhaps my favorite part about River Monsters is that the program is entirely aware of the dangers that exist outside of the water when traveling to different continents. Jeremy Wade is always very culturally aware, and often has to tread thin lines when investigating animals in extreme locations. He is always eager to seek local knowledge, respect tradition and utilize the assistance of the community. When speaking to those who have suffered loss or injury he is sympathetic, yet composed and persevering.
For example, one new episode tries to unravel two Japanese legends - the Kappa and the Namazu. Jeremy travels throughout a huge portion of Japan to visit shrines and speak to experts about the underlying foundations of each myth. Then he goes into the wild to locate and catch the most likely creatures they represent.Read more ›
But in the end, this is mostly about dispelling, or confirming, myths and legends of fishy stories. Sometimes, the truth is far more than the stories. Sometimes, not so much. It's the journey, more than the destination that makes this series well worth watching. I'd recommend it without reservation. Sadly, like everything I like, it's seems, we've seen the last of them. I hope they prove me wrong. But the Loch Ness Monster? That's the grand daddy of all fishy stories! And Dr. Wade tackles it! And it has the feeling of a grand finale. Dr. Wade already retired once. I think he's just done so again, and he's earned it. Do you know how many times he's had malaria?Read more ›
I ordered 3 dvds and watched them all, I will be ordering the rest of the dvds.
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It was a very nice gift for my Grandsons Birthday. He loved it.Published 4 months ago by Jamie Dallman
Jeremy Wade is fabulous!!
I love learning about the world's "monsters".