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Swamp People: Season 5 (2014/A&E/History/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Episodes: B

Swamp People: Season 5 (2014) continues the 'real life' misadventures of what happens when people live and hunt one of the oldest and deadliest species on Earth, alligators. As the new hunting season begins the hunters of the Louisiana bayou get ready their hooks, rope and gear, but this season will be a tough year with lean pickings, too many hunters, too few tags and everyone one out to get the 'big' one competition will be tough this year and so will be the gators.

It's the begin of a new season (literally nature-wise), but for some veteran hunters it might be their last without enough tags or alligators they might not make enough to make provide for themselves for next year. So this year they will have to go the distance to unexplored areas and risk it all. On top of it, some of the older hunters such as Troy have decided to pass along the mantel to the next generations of hunters being they are thinking of retirement. But along with the shortage of tags, mother nature seems to be giving the hunters another challenge, the hunters seem to be finding only small gators or rogue/cannibal gators.

If you like alligator hunting, this show is about as close as you can get to it without really getting wet. It follows some of the best alligator hunting families and show you how fearlessly they hunt the monsters that can just as easily kill them too. Watching it, it feels less like a reality TV but more like a TV drama where you follow the various family drama/story of your favorite alligator hunters.

The anamorphically enhanced, digitally shot 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital sound are as good as they could possibly be for this format, but there are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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