Saturday, November 20, 2010
Flipping around the dial this morning I came across a show that surprised me on Spike. It's Conceal and Carry School, a handgun shooting show. Given the controvsrsial nature of gun control in the US I'm surprised to see a reality style show about people learning to combat shoot. Of course the fact that I've never seen an ad on Spike for the show may be telling. They themselves may be a bit leery about the show getting too much attention and causing problems. On the other hand they do have a webpage where you can watch full episodes. Other channels have featured shows about weaponry but they're generally of a "Here's a so and so, watch it blow stuff up!" sort, not "Here's private citizens learning how to shoot in a self defense scenario." It also strikes me as a very American show. And it's probably a better fit for Spike's "We're the macho network." subtext than it would be elsewhere.