Sunday, March 22, 2009

1000 Ways to Die on Spike

Recently I've found myself watching this show on Spike called 1000 Ways to Die. If there is nothing else on, I would watch it. Or if there is something else equally meaningless on (like Ace of Cakes or some reality show), I would switch between the two. I never liked these kinds of shows because I can't stand watching the gory and gruesome scenes. They make me cringe. However, sometimes I would watch Real TV and the World's Most Dangerous Car Chases (and the like) with my husband. I know people's pain and death shouldn't be entertainment. I mean, I hate watching the local news because it is usually filled with sad stories of deaths and murders. But with this show, 1000 Ways to Die, I can't look away. And I really can't blame my husband for this one because I mostly watch it by myself. I can't help it. Damn my curiosity.

The name of the show basically describes its premise. 1000 Ways to Die depicts unusual real-life deaths that are usually really disturbing. It is kinda like urban legends. I was actually watching this at Tina's house last night (after the kids were already asleep, all right). Tina was so cute and said that one of the deaths was going to give her nightmares. It's true. I don't know why I watch it. I am a big ol' scaredy cat. I should probably stop watching before I start getting nightmares.

Here are some terrible ways to die:
- This guy wanted to impress his date, so he thought he'd make something unique for dinner. So he makes her a special salad with live snails crawling in it. She thinks that he must know what he is doing, so they both enjoy the snail salad together. Days later they end up in the hospital with parasites in their brain. Needless to say, they died.
- Another guy can swallow a billiard ball into his throat and then push it back up. He is at a pool hall showing off his ability with an eight ball. He tries again with the cue ball. However, for some reason, he can't get it back up and dies. What he doesn't realize is that the cue ball is made a little bit bigger.
- Two guys are out of weed, so they go into the desert on a mission to get high off of anything they could find. They smoke various plants and flowers and end up smoking a deadly poisonous plant.


Laura said...


how are they able to put that stuff on tv anyway? if it was someone in my family i wouldn't let them!

Tara said...

I know, I know! It's horrible. Yeah, it was kinda controversial before it premiered. I don't know how they out this stuff on TV?

Tina said...

Watching 1000 Ways to Die just reminds of my own mortality. I just hope I don't die in an embarrassing way. And it's like a car accident, you just can't look away.

Kings said...

I saw parts of this show once, the weirdest one was the girl fishing. She caught a fish and tugged it making it fly in the air. As she looks up the fish goes straight in her mouth and down her throat partially. As she tries to pull it out the scales are cutting her throat. Ouch!!! Dies of suffocation.

Tara said...

Haha! Kings, you just identified the one that Tina said was going to give her nightmares! Yeah, that one was freaky.