Upon first glance over its name and description, it is very easy to misinterpret what ‘Meat Eater’ is at its core. We, the current generation of Netflix subscribers, have invariably come to know of the early 2000’s hunting/survival reality TV scene as a reiteration of Bear Grylls vs. something or the other. The term ‘Meat Eater’ will immediately remind us of how Bear Grylls and co. shot up to internet fame, i.e. the popular image of the central hunter/survivalist host gulping down raw insects and scantily roasted possums and amphibians live on TV.
‘Meat Eater’ is nothing like the herd of ‘Man vs. Wild’; it is rather a textbook hunting show that completely keeps its focus on the game, the how-to’s and the interesting nuances of the ethics of hunting, and the optimal way to cook the various kinds of games. The show never wavers from this focus, and this is a large factor which helped it bag the Sportsman Choice Award in various categories – three times, nonetheless.
Meat Eater Cast: Who’s in it?
‘Meat Eater’ features Steven Rinella as host. A well-known author, travel writer, and also an outdoor television host, Steven has been interested in the art of fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors ever since his college years. His passion led him to adventure travel-writing. Along with his outdoor activities, he has also written for New York Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, Peterson’s Hunting, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, the New Yorker, American Hunter, and Field and Stream – naturally, such a high-profile figure with immediate face value makes for a great host.
Steven Rinella himself goes on to give credits to all those who have worked for the show in an interview: “What the show looks like and feels like isn’t just me. There were other people: a director and editor named Nick Brigden, a director of photography named Mo Fallon, and they’ve gone on to do great things. These guys worked on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown.” They were involved in the early phase of making the show what it is and what it looks like, so it’s not something all out of my head.”
Understandably, the off-screen crew always plays a large role in the consistency of production quality, but let us call it what it is: ‘Meat Eater’ is a one-man show with Steven at the helm, and the show would lose all its identity without him back as the host for season 8.
Meat Eater Plot: What is it about?
Simply put, ‘Meat Eater’ is a hunting television show. If you actively pursue hunting and hunting shows as an interest, you are probably aware of the fact that the shows Netflix has hosted so far in the genre – such as ‘Chasing Monster’ and ‘Coldwater Cowboys’ – are oriented more towards chasing down hunt on the sea. Naturally, there are also shows like ‘The Legacy of Whitetail Deer Hunter’, but ‘Meat Eater’ outshines them all simply by virtue of being a pure-at-heart hunting show.