Mythical Beasts (Science Channel) – Premieres 14th October
A programme that looks into fictitious creatures, and tracks back to find out how these stories originates and what real life inspirations it took to create them.
During the programme it initially looks into the origins of the story, explaining when the creature in question first appeared in folklore. Before moving on to interviewing historians and experts where they break down the aspects of the creature, linking them to animals that had similar traits, and how miscommunication over a period of time allowed certain aspects to become overblown.
The show the also goes into how the creature has been recorded over time and how different cultures view it. As archeologists and historians show artefacts of the creatures documentation over time, and how some of the things linked to it were interpreted differently.
While the subject matter could have been interesting, for a 45 minute show this is dragged out at a slow pace and becomes a chore to sit though. To the point of even if you had a vague interest in the subject you wouldn’t give another episode a shot.