I have a new favorite show dear reader(s).
And that show is Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.
Last August, when I posted that Jesse Ventura would be hosting a show built around conspiracy theories, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun.
Turns out it is.
I just had no idea how much fun it was going to be.
This weekend, thanks to a ridiculously hard freeze in Texas, I had a chance to finally watch a couple of episodes of this show that had collected on my DVR.
Combining equal parts In Search of…, The X-Files and Abraxas, this show finds Jesse and his crack team of investigators plunging head long into conspiracty theories from HAARP to Global Warming.
The show presents itself as a documentary/expose, but in actual application it comes off with more than a little bit of action movie in it. Jesse stalks through war room sessions, clandestine meetings and helicopter rides all the while wearing his black leather jacket and t-shirt, his hair pulled back in a ponytail. I’d like to see Chris Hansen pull that off.
I keep expecting Jesse to pull a pair of automatics from his coat and start shooting it out with the “bad guys” all in glorious John Woo slow-mo.
Alas, that hasn’t happened yet, but the show is young.
I can’t truly explain how much fun it was to watch the Silicon Valley wonk whose company stands to profit in the billions for carbon tracking software take a giant gulp when Jesse interrupts his interview to ask questions about the company’s connection to Al Gore.
It’s gotcha journalism with an armlock.
Jesse Ventura is my favorite American crackpot (sorry Nuge) and this show is the perfect forum for his amped up American Dream (sorry Dusty).
I’ve got several episodes left to watch on the old DVR, and I’m really looking forward to it.
The show airs on Wednesday nights on Tru TV. Catch it while you can.
It won’t be long before the New World Order shuts him down.