The Victorian Slum, episode 3

Victorian Slum, episode 3, the 1880s. Shall Jack the Ripper visit the neighbourhood? Same old intro, bit of history, this is what happened last week, etc. If you can remember things that happened a week ago, you can skip the first 3 minutes. The third week, life must slowly become a routine, I wonder if…

The Victorian Slum, episode 2

Episode 2, the 1870s. Identical intro, same information, just in case you forgot, it’s been over a week since we heard all this after all… Spoilers are annoying but repeating all the things that happened in a previous episode can be boring as well, some of us can remember further back than a week and…

The Victorian Slum, episode 1

The Victorian slum is a brand new show, only aired a few days ago. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this, not only because I am (of course) addicted to these kinds of shows and a history addict, but also because this is a subject that appeals to me. For some reason I’ve always been…

10,000 BC, season 2, episode 9

Day 37 It’s only been a month. The struggle for food continues, it never ends. Which I think is quite representative of what life was like for our ancestors. Autumn comes, survival becomes harder The women find goats, well they have clearly been left behind by the production team. Which is nice but also feels…

The Great Human Race, episode 4

4th episode the great human race As usual, first a minute of annoying spoilers to skip. This episode we’re looking at one of my worst nightmares; surviving in a hot, sunny climate. I’m not a summer person, I barely survive summer here in the city. I’m still not impressed with their outfits, a bit too…

Quest for the Bay, episode 1

‘Quest for the Bay’ was the second in the Canadian ‘Quest series’, aired in 2002 it showed a team of eight volunteers trying to recreate the journey made by fur traders in the 1840s. Travelling from Winnipeg to Hudson bay (over 1200 kilometres) in a replica of a so called York Boat and using the…