THE PLOT THUS FAR
The hidden world of the Atchafalaya Swamp is their Eden. It’s a terrain where nature rules – and history lives. Master gator hunters Troy Landry and Junior Edwards return for a second season of survival Cajun-style deep in the bayous of the Louisiana wilderness. Danger and excitement abound, along with a rich tradition of language, food, music and generations of shared family experience. A colorful cast of characters use techniques dating back to frontier days to live off the land, catching everything from frogs to squirrels and raccoons. Men who make gumbo and snag gators with their bare hands make HISTORY every day on SWAMP PEOPLE.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Filmed in the swamps of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, this reality series follows a clan of alligator-hunting Cajuns, spotlighting one resident’s eternal quest to nab a particularly nasty (and toothy) reptile. It’s not for everyone, but the show tends to stay a little above the brow for most. That being said, if you despise hunting then this isn’t for you. Members of PETA need not apply.
These guys are very bright, know their business, and use very clever methods to trap and catch their prey and have learned how to maximize their profits in a short 30 day window where they are allowed to hunt gators. They are not out there hunting the animals to extinction levels. This is merely like any other hunt, population control. If you think that nature will take care of itself, you are fooling yourself. This show really brings it home the way of life that these people have and how much of an economic impact it has on their lives.
The DVD comes with bonus footage cut from the show. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for standard definition. However, it rarely lives up to anything past broadcast quality. There’s no back channel audio supports and the transfer is flat. Still, you can watch the show and enjoy it. I’d recommend a rental.
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