Doomsday Preppers Week 2: How To Destroy Your Internet Marriage Without Even Trying
Last week's premiere of National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers was every bit the train wreck we've come to expect from the series, which features eccentric disaster-preparedness fanatics spending tens of thousands of dollars (or more) to prepare for a variety of disaster scenarios.
Tennessee-based prepper Big Al was afraid of a Soviet nuclear attack, and somehow thought that Valdimir Putin would give him enough time to drive halfway across a continent to his questionably safe wood-heated underground bunker. Future serial killer Jason Beacham coldly planned to leave his mom behind and pal around with knuckleheads his own age that might one day make a good meal. The Southwick family was the only family on last week's episode that seemed to have a chance of lasting more than a few days, though the smallpox outbreak scenario the family patriarch was preparing against was farfetched at best.
The second episode, "Bad Times All the Times," is a bit less insane than last week's show, and actually offered up two prepper families that have a shot at surviving... along with a third that may end up split by the self-deportation to Colombia of the most rational person the show has seen since it's been on the air.