'Mountain Men': Kidd and Harry Youren try to blow up a beaver dam, upset viewers say show is 'staged'
'Mountain Men' Season 9 has drawn heavy criticism from its viewers. Most don't seem to be impressed with the way the storylines are panning out. Some viewers have called it "staged" while others believe that a few of the cast members need to be canceled because they are not as good as Tom Oar or Eustace Conway, both of whom have been nearly missing on the show.
Brothers Kidd and Harry Youren have been treading the mountains on their horses for a few weeks now and it's quite evident that viewers are bored of watching them do it over and over again. But this time, they are doing different stuff. They are blowing up a beaver dam using the explosives they have on hand. However, even this has failed to impress fans, who have made some fierce comments online.
"Sorry but I'm over these 2 nitwits. I don't see how anyone can consider them Mountain Men. Ranch helpers maybe," a viewer shared while another posted: "I can already tell by this clip I’ll DVR and then fast forward to parts I want to see which are Tom and Eustace." Another asked, "Question. You blow it up. But they keep coming back. Don't you have to remove the beavers first. Yes you can relocate them. Then you blow it up." A viewer wrote, "Oh boy!!! A whole bunch of staged scenes."
"It's turned into a lame one at that now that there are no mountain men on it," a loyalist pointed out while another user wrote: "These two guys are clowns, mountain men you have lost me." These two aren't the first ones fans have gotten bored of. Jake Herak and his mountain lion-chasing activities didn't impress the viewers as well. Also, Josh Kirk and his meat hunting and curing skills have become an eyesore. But that doesn't have to mean everyone hates on this History Channel show. There are a few who have expressed how glad they are that the show has returned with new cast members because that allows them to look forward to something fresh.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Mountain Men' on History Channel every Thursday.