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Swamp People: Season 6 (2015/History Channel/Lionsgate DVD Set)/UnReal: Season 1 (2015/Lionsgate DVD Set)

Picture: C Sound: C/C+ Extras: D/C- Episodes: B/C-

How bad can reality TV get, here's a show some like that is a hit, followed by a spoof of them that is not that funny...

Welcome back to the Louisiana bayou, here in the heart of the swamp alligator hunters test their skills against one of mother nature's greatest predators. In Swamp People: Season 6 (2015), the stakes are even higher with a $10,000 prize to whomever can catch the largest alligator. The hunters will have to sail to new and dangerous areas and use every trick they know, new and old to catch their prize bounty.

It's another season and with a $10,000 prize money up for grabs, the alligator hunters are all roaring to go. With so many amateur hunters they'll have to find new hunting grounds and unexplored areas if they want to bring down a prize gator, but there can only be one King of the swamp and asides from filling their tags they'll have to fight against mother nature, rivals, poachers, and thieves who are also after the prize.

This was over 14 hours of alligator hunting, as History follow the various hunters throughout the alligator hunting season. It is not really about the hunting as much as the story telling and the bragging rights. Watching this series you get the closest thing to a rush from alligator hunting the safety of your own home.

UnReal: Season 1 (2015) is supposed to be a look at the dark, ugly behind-the-scenes world of angry, cynical reality TV dating shows, but this one is so badly written, acted and paced, that it has zero ironic distance from the real thing, which has been ugly and a joke from the start. This starts out very badly and just gets worse and worse and worse and worse, so take it on at your own risk, but don't expect any real humor. We'll see how long this lasts.

Both releases are here in anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 presentations that are soft and weak throughout, while both sport lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo with UnReal barely edging out Swamp, the latter of which has no extras. UnReal has Digital Copy and 25 boring more minutes of extras.

- Ricky Chiang & Nicholas Sheffo


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