Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business DVD Review–One For The Fans
Chances are you’re already familiar with Dog The Bounty Hunter, whether from our previous coverage of it or you watch it on television. And the folks out at A&E sent over a little chunk of Dog The Bounty Hunter history for us to review in the form of Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business.
Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business takes us back to Hawaii and beyond where the Chapman clan is once again engaged in bounty hunting. This time, we go after a variety of cases, including one that makes history. This particular DVD contains the two hundredth episode of Dog The Bounty Hunter, as well as a collection of others including a special retrospective.
This particular set of Dog The Bounty Hunter episodes is unusually preachy, I found; they spent a whole lot of time preaching to their targets about the evils of drug use. One particularly awkward moment featured the ladies of the Chapman clan going after a mother on what I’m guessing was crystal meth (they called it ice, as I recall, which I believe is another name for crystal meth), and then, once they got her, they said they were there for a “mom’s intervention”, being as they were all apparently mothers. I found that spectacularly disingenuous; we all know full well they’re not there on some kind of charity case. They’re there because they were paid to be there, not because they wanted to help. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous, to actually say otherwise is either preposterous ignorance or an outright lie.
Still, it’s interesting enough, all things considered. There’s a note of predictability here; you have a good idea what the Chapman crew will be doing at any given time, but every time the circumstances will be different. It’s a different target most every time, but the end result will generally be the same. If you’re already a fan of the show, then you’ll enjoy the interplay and the various idiosyncrasies between cases. Each one is a little bit different, if very similar at the roots, but still most of the time there will be differences to appreciate.
If you already like it, you’ll enjoy your time here. If you don’t like the show, then this will waste a little over three hours of your time.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives the preachy, vaguely familiar joy that is Dog The Bounty Hunter: This Family Means Business a seven out of ten. It’s great if you like this kind of thing, but don’t look for it to win many converts.