15 August 2019 | vans-94265
How reality TV should be
I'm watching this show from the perspective of someone who knows nothing about strongman. The only one of the guys I'd heard of before this show was Brian Shaw from a YouTube video of his diet.
The premise of the show is 4 guys doing feats of strength usually loosely based on a historical event. While it's always impressive to see the lifts, what really carries the show is their charisma and camaraderie. All of the guys are extremely competitive and constantly are hassling one another. Pretty much all my favorite parts of the show is when they're just interacting with each other.
While I'm usually not the biggest fan of reality TV, this show is definitely an exception. Everything about this show is genuine and sometimes they fail. I don't think these guys would ever deceive the audience with weight, they all have way too much pride.
The show can feel a little padded out for time sometimes, but I think that just comes with the genre. It also definitely makes you feel lazy and weak when you see how yolked these dudes are. I'd recommend this to anyone.