Wednesdays, 9:00 PM ET on Travel
An explorer travels the globe searching for the truth behind the world's most iconic legends.
Josh Gates retraces the footsteps of the legendary Captain Kidd in the hopes of finding his buried treasure; from the East Coast to the Caribbean, the search takes him to a real pirate shipwreck and to the island hideout of the notorious buccaneer.
Oh silly, wonderful Josh! You always make me laugh and satisfy my small pangs of history-dorkdom. About one episode in, it is very clear that Mr. Josh created this show to be paid to travel to cool places and do rad stuff. On that front, well done!! (and yes, I am super jealous) But do not expect this show to be anything more than adventure fluff-light, which it is and for that reason it's just fun, plain and simple. The premise is that he travels to exotic locales to solve old mysteries, like finding the Ark or Excalibur because hey, why not?! Unsurprisingly, he never finds anything but manages to be thoroughly enjoyable while he searches for ... nothing. But he continually creates suspense out of this rich nothing so I think he should be praised for that. WHAT will they find behind that big door/old timey box/shadow/rock?!! You'll find out after the commercial break! Spoiler alert: it's nothing! Just to let you know, for every show. it's always nothing. They find nothing! But they find this suspense filled nothing in lots of wonderful places you wish you could visit and all with a genuinely funny host. Best for easy laughs in the background while you are making dinner but never to be confused with serious fare. :)
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