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Old 5th March 2012, 04:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
Alex, The G and T
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Full Metal Jousting

Newish on the History Channel. (US)

The "Reality Show" aspect, the hype and faux drama.... aren't quite as bad as many such shows have been. There are definitely moments where one is inclined to make loose-fisted, oscillating gestures toward the groin area.

A few of the contestants have backgrounds in "Theatrical Jousting," there's a guy who does equestrian show-jumping and a few big, tough-guy, macho idiots.

But the jousting is dead serious. It takes a crew with wrenches to install these guys into massive plate armor.

And they just flat knock the bejeesus out of each other in the lists. Broken lances, unhorseings, a bit of blood and some concussions.

Anyone else watching this show?
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