Yes, this is a person. Who is on tv. How did I not know about this ?!?
In my initial notes for this post, the aforementioned sentence contained a lot more, shall we say, enthusiastic, punctuation marks at the end of it. You guys! I still can’t believe this has happened!! I found a television show that I’ve never heard of !!!
Let’s just all take a moment and let that sentence sink in, shall we? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit like the ground has fallen away from my feet and I’m barely hanging on, here.
Ok. You know what? Maybe the situation isn’t really so bad. Maybe we just need to look at it from another angle.
Ahh, perspective. There’s nothing like it.
Those are shots from a brand new adventure series called “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” that airs Monday nights on NBC. Now, intrepid pop culture reporter that I am, I could stop here and tell you a number of things. I could give you a rundown of the show’s funny name credentials (renowned survivalist Bear Grylls takes celebrities such as Zac Efron and Channing Tatum on extreme wilderness excusions) or of Bear’s (he grew up in Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland), for instance.
Or we could dig deeper and I could tell you about the controversy surrounding certain episodes of his previous show, “Man vs. Wild” … like the time Bear claimed he was stranded on a deserted island in Hawaii and actually spent the night in a motel. … or like the time that, ahem, wild mustang he lassoed in the Sierra Nevada turned out to be a pony from a petting zoo.
But really, all of the journalistic details that you need to know are right there in that first sentence: Monday nights on NBC. Because then you’ll know to set the DVR on your televisions, and you’ll never again have to worry about missing something like this:
I love television.