Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dr Danger with Dr Bob Arnot Season 1|
Actor: Dr. Bob Arnot
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
There is a fine line between adventure and danger, and Dr. Danger is on a mission to find that line and even cross it. Dr. Bob Arnot, longtime network news correspondent, adventurer, thrill-seeker, humanitarian and the ult... more »
Too much Danger!
J. Rintanen | Canberra, Australia | 01/04/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I watched two episodes and a pattern emerged. Dr. Danger visits places as any tourist would, emphasizing the largely missing "danger" aspect. The Yemen episode was sort of entertaining but I am not sure whether this was intentional. After visiting a restaurant and guys who jump over camels, Dr. Danger decided to climb a mountain. The mountain seemed pretty small and unchallenging, but Dr. Danger managed to lose grip and slide down a couple of meters, dislocating his shoulder. The cameraman had climbed the same path seconds before with his presumably bulky camera, and Dr. Danger did not carry anything, so I think Dr. Danger is a bit clumsier than his cameraman. The last ten minutes of the episode depicted the pain and suffering of Dr. Danger and his arrival in the local hospital.
Dr. Bob Arnot Is The Real Deal
S. Ventimiglia | 12/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this show on Mojo Mix (On Demand) and loved it. Unlike a previous review, I think Dr. Bob is awesome. He seems genuinely interested in the people and places he visits, opened my eyes to a lot of the beauty of the Middle East, and takes a 560 foot descent into a cave in Oman after spending the night at the top of a mountain - how freakin' cool is that? The dude is obviously well respected, and his personal history seems to go deeper than he allows you to believe, as displayed by his interaction with international military groups and local humanitarians who not only know him... but like him enough to accommodate his requests.
Whether it's learning CQC techniques with the US Military, uncovering a fully self-sufficient, and (until recently) uncharted town in the middle of the Afghanistan desert, or attempting to communicate with the people of Somalia... only to become the "#1 Most Wanted" bounty for that day (he was the first white reporter to visit since a British reporter was recently murdered 45 seconds after she stepped out into the streets) - I found this series to be slightly addictive.
If you're one of those people who love The History Channel, I think you might enjoy this series as much as I did. The truth is: We need more television programming like this. How someone can watch this and not be fairly enlightened is beyond me.
Is it a keeper? Well, I guess that's for you to decide. All I know is that Dr. Bob's got me hankering for a trip to Oman - and a really long trip down a very steep hole - just to see what he wrote in that cave diary. :)"