'The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1'
(Shelby Stanga / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2014 / Lionsgate)
Overview: 'The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man: Season 1' from History features some choice adventures in he life of the one and only Shelby Stanga.
DVD Verdict: It's not the best show, in all honesty, but it really shows how life is in such a "civilized" country. He's a humble man that pays back what he takes. I love all these butt-hurt kids that wouldn't last a day in his shoes (or bare feet) that give him a negative smackdown because they can't understand his life isn't like their life in - a sheltered white suburb.
His way of life is not as easy or spoon fed as most people that will watch this series and that's why they might well turn off halfway through - if they even get that far! They just won't relate. I mean, this is a part of the country that takes brains and brawn to live in.
If I was lost in a swamp, I'd hope to come across a man like Shelby. After a hurricane destroys his houseboat, Shelby travels 700 miles out of his comfort zone to find a new home. What he gets is more than he bargained for, just like when he and his friend Sheri are hired to deal with a swamp rat infestation.
All in all, it's a story of a humble man that lives in the swamp and pays back everyone he ever asks help from. He might be silly and goofy, but deep inside he has more knowledge of survival then all of us viewers put together. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of 2 Extra Episodes ('Shelby's Greatest Hits' and 'A Very Shelby Christmas') and 8 Featurettes Never Before Seen On TV!