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June 8, 2011

TV on DVD Review: Stan Lee's Superhumans: Season One (2010)

Superhumans is a reality show where hosts Stan Lee and Daniel Browning Smith travel the world in search of individuals with unique genetic deficiencies.

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Is it just me, or does Stan Lee put his name on almost anything these days? When this originally aired on the History Channel, I will not lie to you, I never watched one episode. At this time, Stan Lee's name seemed to be on other shows that I was not a fan of. Boy, am I an idiot. This show is fun.

In this two disc set, you have eight episodes where people try to show you their talents and superhuman traits, as in one episode about a guy who could break cinder blocks with his head. Then, when they doubt that he is superhuman, they do an MRI to reveal his skull is thicker than the usual skull.

Another episode was called Electro Man. Daniel Browning Smith goes to India to investigate a local legend that a man has developed immunity to electric current. They also call him the human calculator.

Another episode was called Jaw Breaker. A man claims to be able to knock another to the ground without touching him, and Salim Haini eats anything.

You get the point. This was a hell of a lot of fun. Especially for someone like me who loves to watch people look stupid for my entertainment. This felt kind of fake at times, but it is reality TV, right? This is almost like six hundred hours of just okay to a point, fun, geeky stuff that you would never admit to anyone you are a fan of. This is definitely for the comic book crowd, and those who watched shows like Ripley's and Fear Factor. As a whole, if you watch one episode a day, it is a lot more fun than watching all of them at the same time. I tried to watch three back to back, but it got to be a little tiresome. It seemed almost like the same formula, and I found that watching one and then waiting a day and watching another was a much better experience.

7 out of 10

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