So it's been "Apocalypse Week" on History Channel. It's been enough propaganda to make even me start to think the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Most of the shows have been about the same old thing...Mayan Long Count Calendars, doomsday prophecies, religious warnings...blah, blah, blah.
But there was a diamond in the rough this time. A wonderful, beautiful, amazing diamond.
It was a show called "Apocalypse Man."
"Apocalypse Man" starred a former Recon Marine and kung-fu champion, Rudy Reyes. Rudy showed the viewer many different survival tips for after the fall of society. Think "Survivor Man" or "Man vs Wild," only put it in the middle of a big deserted city and you'll have this show.
I have now watched it four times, and each time I enjoy it more than the first. Rudy is a guy that despite his physical skills really makes it seem like anyone could do the things that he is doing. He teaches you how to start a fire with steel wool, how to find power, how to make bio-diesel fuel, and how to hot wire a car.
The show was absolutely amazing in it's script, cinematography, and feeling of isolation. I have no clue where they filmed it, but you really get the impression that whatever city Rudy is in is truly deserted.
If you get a chance to catch this show, I highly recommend it. I loved every second of it.