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No Reservations And River Monsters: Film Analysis

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Collin, great job on comparing Anthony Bourdain No Reservations and the River Monsters TV shows, I never connected the act of participant observation with the media of television, but it makes perfect sense. It brings to mind the television show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and parts of the cult classic film, The Faces of Death. Both of which reveal norms in other cultures that would be 100% taboo in western culture, such as eating dog or horse as Houk wrote about. The only difference that came to mind over and over as I was reading was, I could not help but realize that our survival instinct would win out over our cultural beliefs every time if we were pushed to the extreme of being forced to choose between the two. As was the case with
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