The Discovery Channel has now reduced itself to man-eating snake stunts—and can’t even deliver on that

December 8, 2014 6:07 PM

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Sunday night, Discovery aired Eaten Alive, a much-hyped, two-hour special in which a man was to be eaten alive by an anaconda, for reasons unknown. But really, the only thing “eaten alive” was Discovery’s last shred of dignity.

The special promised to show naturalist and daredevil Paul Rosolie get consumed whole by the massive snake. The first 90 minutes or so of the two-hour show were dedicated to Rosolie and his team canoeing through the swamps of the Amazon, flopping around in the water, looking for a snake to eat him. ...

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