I don't have desire to pay for cable, so generally I watch all of my television via Netflix or Hulu. However, the only problem with this decision is that I miss out on a lot of new content, and typically will only see things months later because of rampant word-of-mouth. This has lead me to watching quite a bit of television at my parents' when I come over to eat their food and nap on their couch on my Sunday afternoon visits.
For the past few weeks, I have been watching A LOT of History Channel, and more specifically one of their newer dramas:
Swamp People is a documentary television series on the History Channel that follows Cajuns living in the Atchafalaya River Basin swamp in Louisiana, USA who hunt American Alligators for a living. The series premiered August 22, 2010 and set a ratings record for History.
Alligator season in Louisiana begins on the first Wednesday in September and lasts 30 days. In this time limit, many of the alligator hunters, following a tradition dating back 300 years, earn most of their yearly income in a high risk vocation dependent on experience and the whims of weather within strict regulation by wildlife laws.
I'll be honest here, the reason why I have taken a liking to this show is simple:
- Cajuns who have awesome accents.
- Cajuns who have awesome accents carrying firearms.
- Cajuns who have awesome accents carrying firearms in boats.
- Cajuns who have awesome accents carrying firearms in boats attempting to shoot alligators.
- Cajuns who have awesome accents carrying firearms in boats attempting to shoot alligators while swearing heavily.
I urge you to do yourself a favor and watch at least ONE episode of this rediculous show.