For those of you wanting to see something that was both ridiculous and terrifying at the same time, Discovery made a decision to air Nik Wallenda trying to cross the Grand Canyon on a wire, with no harness whatsoever, live across all of their networks. It was a move terrifying in the way that the guy could die, but somehow, this special made a way to still find the entire first hour of this event very boring.
First of all, did we need a blow-by-blow about why this is dangerous? Isn’t it obvious? Also, how can you trend higher than #1 across the globe? This should be enough. This entire thing was so bloated that it made the Academy Awards feel brisk and exciting. We also understand why the guy needed some sort of religious presence there … and the reason why should be obvious.
It was actually 9:30 p.m. Eastern time before Wallenda even made it to the start of the wire, which makes you wonder why they didn’t shorten this special by a good 90 minutes. In the end, the only thing that was super-notable about the walk was that it was a 22-minute endorsement for Christianity. He thanked God and talked about Jesus the entire way (as he does) in order to keep himself composed, and there was never a moment through here that we were legitimately worried for his life.
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