Here’s a Great TV Show You’re Probably Not Watching
Recently, I got hooked on a great TV show and chances are, you've never seen it.
During my quarantine, I find myself on YouTube much more often than usual. I was bouncing around from clips of The Office to "Funny Vines You Can't Live Without" when a video popped into my recommendations tab and it caught my interest.
About two minutes into the video, I was so blown away, I had to figure out everything about this TV show, and I've watched about 30 episodes since.
The show is Forged in Fire and it appears on the History Channel.
I don't know how I love the show so much. I've never once cared about metal or how it's made, and personally I'm not much of a do-it-yourself manly man in the first place. However, this show is incredible.
Here's the synopsis: It's a competition show for blade-smiths where four of them compete against each other each episode for a grand prize of $10,000. The show is extreme to say the least and brutal on the competitors./ Each episode starts with a first-round, where the contestants are told what type of steel they have to harvest and forge into a fully-functional blade with specific parameters, and they only have three hours to do it.
By the end of the episode, only two contestants remain and they are sent back home for five days to fully forge an iconic weapon from history. Once they've spent five days of blood, sweat, and tears on their weapon, they bring it back to the show where it's often-times completely destroyed in a series of tests to figure out which weapon is the best.
This show is incredible, and you have to watch it. Just give it one episode, and you'll be hooked, I promise.
Forged In Fire airs on History pretty much every day during the afternoon, and streams on Hulu.