Wednesday, 8 July 2009

This Is An Actual Television Show Broadcast On Actual Television ...

From my sick bed I was watching Channel 4 last night and they had on a new TV show hosted by the most excellent Charlie Brooker. [Read his TV reviews in The Guardian, they are excellent.]

One segment was about a TV show called Deadliest Warrior.

It is a show which simulates fights between people or groups to see who would win.

Some of the battles it has recreated include:

Apache vs. Gladiator
Viking vs. Samurai
Spartan vs. Ninja
Pirate vs. Knight
Yakuza vs. Mafia
Green Beret vs. Spetsnaz
Shaolin Monk vs. Maori
William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu

And the grand finale:

The Taliban vs. The IRA.

The rivals both have different weapons in their arsenals.

The Taliban has a bayonet, a rocket launcher, an AK-47 and a land mine.
The IRA has a slingshot [WTF?!], a flamethrower, a semi-automatic rifle and a nail bomb.

The battle was hard fought. And contains some pretty graphic footage, so don't watch if you are squeamish or are afraid of poorly applied fake beards.

I will admit that I laughed out loud at the slingshot.

The cry of 'IRELAND!' was fairly offensive.

All in all, it looks like an insane show.

On the website, there is a quiz you can take to see what type of warrior you are.

I am a Samurai. I can live with that.

Samurai are badass.


ali said...

My brother loves this show. That translates into him setting our Tivo thing to record every single airing of the show.

I've tried to like it, but the obsessive amounts of fake blood just aren't doing it for me.

Oh well...

Jess said...

My favourite thing about it was that the hosts were clearly the ultimate nerds - they had never done anything warriorish which wasn't on a computer screen and involved wizards or goblins.

Anonymous said...

Robert Pattenson has gotta go he is soo damn ugly! Channing Tatum should be #1 deffinitlyy(: Taylor Laughtner should be higher up on the list. and Paul Walker should be here to! You people dont know how to rate guys at all!!!