ive personally fished glass eels the last 6 years...trust me...we dont get nearly as many as they let on in the tv show...and from what ive seen of the americans effortd on the st.croix which i fished the opposite side of them...they dont get many eihrr...atleast on that river..remember that everything especially reality tv is far fetched and exagerated ..including the price..saw on a trapping show last nifht narrator says a coyote can be worth up to 400$....AS IF!one year it may be high but it goes up and down more than the price of oil depending on year and what the other countries are putting in ect..ive seen ao many glass eels in some rivers in NB that u couldnt see bottom with a headlamp..they are in incredible creature thats for sure ive never seen anything in my life like when an uncountable number get toghether and move as one in a fluid motion to climb a vertical rock face..some years there are soo many its awe inspring some years there are hardly any...almost cycle like rabbits...worse part is there is truly little known about them once they leave freah water..my opinion...based on my observations fishing them...power damns and mans activities as a whole are the demise of the eel..in one river ive seen thousands of eels trying to climb the spill way..and making it...except they dont know that on the other side is 40feet of pavement
"Reality show": agenda for season premiere - History, outdoor or science channel.
Minutes / Programming
01-03 / Best footage of entire show. Close-ups of normal people looking unrealistically heroic. Lots of beards blowing in the wind. Slow-motion capture of something or other. Deep narrator voice that would make eating a tuna sandwich seem mysterious and awe-inspiring.
04-05 / Title sequence. Deep throbbing music.
05-08 / Ads for other reality shows..
09-11 / Narrator voice again. Stage-setting, showing many of the scenes in the rest of the show.
12-18 / Introduce reality character #1. They're wandering about doing stuff. At least three scenes of them in profile against a sunset or on a deserted beach or something. Some standard piece of equipment doesn't work right and there's a minor crisis.
19-21 / Reality character #1 is interviewed and tells you about the stuff that you just watched them doing and how exciting and stressful it was. They're very thankful that they had a spare standard piece of equipment or it could have gone very badly for them.
22-24 / Ads for other reality shows. Same ones as before.
25-34 / Introduce reality character #2. This is the cute female character. They're wandering about doing stuff. Something mildly concerning happens but the tense music and narrator's questioning of how reality character #2 is possibly going to survive that small paper cut creates suspense.
35-36 / Reality character #2 is interviewed and tells you about the stuff you just watched them doing. They flex and kiss their bicep because their incredible fitness regimen saved their life from the paper cut.
37-39 / Ads for other reality shows. Same ones as before, except there's one for a free reality show channel for a month.
40-48 / Introduce reality character #3. They're in one place and all set up to do stuff. Then a phone call comes in and they have to peel because their mom is sick. Hospital scene next to mom in bed, ill with a severe bunion. Mom expresses how proud she is of reality character #3.
49-51 / Interview with reality character #3's. They wipe a tear from their own cheek as they share how mom raised them in a cardboard box. They tell about their childhood challenges including a horrific interaction with a playground swing set that turned them to a life centered on the theme of the reality show.
52-53 / Ads for other reality shows.
54-55 / Recap of the best footage of the show, pretty much a duplicate of minutes 01-03 but with really blaring music and narrator voiceover telling how close everyone came to death.
56-57 / Ads for other reality shows. One ad is for the show that's on right now.
58-59 / "On next week's episode" build-up, showing best two minutes of action that will occur in that episode. Several dramatic scenes involving possible trampling or avalanches are less than two seconds long. There's a good chance that at least two of the three characters will die. Music is now at a level that would cause an elephant to have a coronary.
60 / Credits roll rapidly by while an audio ad for another reality show plays.