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Every week I will be talking about what I have been watching in the world of TV, be it sport, documentaries, TV series, films, soaps or interesting news items. I'll be talking about favourites from the past and all the great sounding stuff that I haven't watched yet. Believe me, there are a lot of popular series that I haven't had the chance to see! Let the Count and I be your guide in the world of entertainment! Comments are welcome on what I'm currently watching but no spoilers please or your comments will not be published!
So this week was a VERY busy week for TV and on the whole a pretty good one! I continued on with a series I started last week and tried out something new that didn't quite work so well. Watching these tornado docs can be quite sobering. I love seeing the tornadoes-the beauty, power and danger of them but I hate seeing the death and destruction when they intersect with human life. Living in tornado alley would scare the hell out of me so I'm grateful to live in a less volatile climate in the UK. I find our storms scary enough. I was in Arlington, Texas in May 1996 and one night there was a tornado warning on the news. There was never any danger to our motel as the tornado that touched down was nowhere near us but we did get golf ball sized hail and it was a bit worrying for an hour or two.
I enjoy TV that shows extreme jobs ie gold mining, fishing, storm chasing, logging, stuff like that. I have countless series about coal mining, oil drilling etc still waiting to be watched. Hopefully I'll be sharing that with you on Chuckle TV!
Communication problems and breakdowns threaten Sean's film and Reed is unhappy at being threatened by Josh for putting a radar on his intercept vehicle. Reed throws himself into scientific research and Tim faces tornado activity in his own backyard. This was a good season but I found the attitude of Josh Wurman to be childish and bullying. He makes it clear that Sean is not a part of the team then tries to pull rank on him for doing his own thing and his threats to Reed for daring to put his own radar on his car smacks of a playground bully trying to intimidate the other children and take their lunch money.
Season four follows Sean (right) employing a second IMAX team to film the TIV, Tim developing new scientific instruments and Reed's team take on search and rescue duties after a tornado hits Yazoo City. The Yazoo City footage was horrific and has a profound effect on Reed's team. Josh takes his campaign of bullying and childishness to a whole new level when a bit of reckless driving puts Sean on the internet. His storm ban on Sean is appalling behaviour and it seems clear to me that the good doctor cannot stand the fact that Sean, his former chase buddy and Reed, his former student are doing better than his multi million dollar expedition. Tragedy strikes one team in a shocking turn of events.
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.