Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ambulating in the Presence of Monsters (or, there he goes again with his damn "wit")

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, I indulged in some nostalgia as I re-watched the BBC series Walking With Dinosaurs, a show that I loved immensely as a child. I then proceeded to check out the follow-up series called Walking With Beasts, which covered the time period from after the dinosaurs went extinct, to the ice age. And I found it slightly underwhelming.

This has mostly to do with my age, I suspect. I mean, a ten year old kid is going to be quite a lot easier to impress than a 21 year old one, right? Couple that with the nostalgia factor of re-watching a childhood favourite show (more on that in another post), and you've got it all pretty clear cut. This doesn't mean Walking With Beasts is inferior to its predecessor. No, I thought it was quite good, and it was interesting to see humans finally make an appearance among the prehistoric wildlife. I guess the ten year old kid in me just prefers the dinosaurs, in the end.

And who can blame him? After all, dinosaurs remain, even today, some of the most impressive and fascinating creatures ever to walk the earth. They're big, they're cool, they're exotic. Compare that to, say, a mammoth, which is simply just big. And not that big when you put it next to a full grown Diplodocus.

In all, Walking With Beasts was a good series, but I still prefer the dinosaurs.

Until next time, everyone. Have a good day!


  1. Yeah, beasts was cool, but we all know beasts ain't dinosaurs. :D

  2. I think they aren't so exotic, just extinct :)