The show's entertaining to say the least. As for their gettup/arsenal, you know, by law they could be packing heat but they choose not to. The mase gets used on occasion and probably will save a life or two. Sometimes they do get into situations where looking and being tough (and having the spray) are essential. But it's all good, brother. Hehe.
In a couple episodes that I've seen, Dog and his anorexic son and brother have tracked down women. And in other episodes I've seen, the guys are junkies who are too whacked out to try to fight back. I understand the entertainment factor of them hyping it all up with their outfits and their pre-capture prayer, but the captures are anticlimcatic, in my opinion.
Its an ok show and I think he is a good guy. He claims if given the job he would get Osama in 90 days.
I give him a few hours befor insurgents are cutting off his head. Even so he seems to genuinly care and is entertaining.
They do seem to apprehend only low end criminals. I would like to see how BHs do it that go after people on the run for more serious offenses. Its gotta take guts to go after dangerous folks with no back up.
The captures are anti-climatic. I saw handful of episodes a while back hoping for a good fight struggle, never happened.
Agreed, I say they do give him the job of looking for Osama. I'd be fun to see him with a camera crew trying to capture him in the Middle East. Then see him a few days later on the news with some wackos trying to cut his head off with a blunt knife.
I think the corniness begins and ends with him. I also agree with the anti-climax sentiment. They really should've fleshed this idea out more. What executive thought that the criminal underground of Hawaii would be interesting? I'd say pick a more dangerous tropical location like Bogota, but that show would end too quickly. Also, I think if you had several BH "teams" and followed them all around, you might get a show.
Hell, COPS follows an entire precinct for a couple of days edits out the uninteresting police stuff and you still watch drunk and disorderly calls or the scenes where they arrest a woman because there is a warrant out on her for a violation of a restraining order. You know there's a problem with your show when you have to refine it to be more like COPS.
I think he is pretty good at what he does, it takes alot of footwork and persistance to track down people who have no known address. As for the cornball factor, I agree. The pepper spray is a decent weapon but only effective on 80% of the population, it's not fun when you tangle with someone who isn't affected by it. If I remember correctly DOG is also a convicted felon(manslaughter).
He got 20 years for first-degree murder. He used to be the sergeant-at-arms for the Disciples bike gang, so he definitely has the potential to be a genuine bad-ass. He got religion in prison, and turned his life around. I agree, the show has a high corn-ball factor, but if I was going after felons, i'd go fully prepared, expecting the worst. He has captured over 6000 bail jumpers, so he's obviously good at what he does.
I dig it...the thing that gets me is that he and his wife seem like genuine nice people. In one episode the wfie was walking around barefoot because she gave her shoes to the woman they captured, (since she had none). Then Dog told her son to come to his house to chop down some bushes and he'd pay him. I do agree it's corny at times...And they definitely need a visit from the "what not to wear" people, they'd have a hay day with that bunch.