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Dog – The Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season Two


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Episodes: C+



Most “Reality TV” shows are awful and exploitive, but a few are exceptions.  As I watched Dog – The Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season Two, it was the first time that I ran into a show that was falling into the twilight zone between the majority of awful shows and the few good ones.  As the title suggests, this is about a bounty hunter who goes after some very bad, often dangerous people.  The twist is that it includes his family and that makes it a family business.


What is strange is that it comes across like an unintentionally sentimental variant of the ever-problematic Cops.  There is no doubt that this is a good, sincere family doing the business they are certified to do and well, fortunately for them.  However, the editing style and pace is far more aggressive and has the same “justified witch hunt” fell of the now-clichéd Cops.  Too bad, because the family deserves better than this formula approach and bounty hunting is still this strange, fascinating occupation that falls between public and private service that by its very existence flies in the face of the oversimplification of civil rights and their rolling back.  A great story is here, but the form holds it back.  There are seven half-hour shows on a single DVD.


The 1.33 X 1 image was shot on professional analog NTSC equipment, but the image is slightly soft throughout, only offset by the cleanness and color consistency otherwise.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds and is just fine for a “Reality TV” show.  Text extras include a quiz and cast biographies.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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