For the longest time I put the Deadliest Warrior in my Netflix instant queue, but I was never really compelled to watch it. Yesterday I finally started watching and couldn’t stop watching it until episode 10. What I learned from the show is that Samurais can take out a Viking, A knights armor is bullet proof, and Nunchucks are no match for a Louisville Slugger.
There was also an interesting twist in the direction the show went. At first the warriors were from way back in history, so there was no emotional connection. It was kind of like a cool history lesson, with lots of blood and action. It was similar to watching an action movie, where the violence is all in good fun. But by the third or fourth episode, they introduced modern day warriors like the Yakuza and the Mafia. Then everything got to be too real, because these are all people that lives today, killing people that I could have known. I felt very uneasy because when they showed the Yakuza stabbing a gelatine dummy, or the mafia shooting their Tommy guns at a mockup of a restaurant, I could have literally been at the other end of that.
Then the show went to the recent times with the Taliban and IRA, and then it was as if they crossed the line. I really want to live my life being oblivious to the real underbelly of society. And the gruesome details of how these warriors/murderers killed their victims, and the way the hosts portrayed everything like it was a game made me feel disturbed. The show should have just left it as a cool history lesson, and not make me feel like I could be wasted at any minute by some murderous “warrior”. What will they do next, a match up between the Virginia Tech Killer vs. Columbine?
I still think it’s a great show, but lets just stick to history please. Also why is the computer geek wearing the same brown blazer every show? Switch it up dude.
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