Saturday, 26 September 2015
World of Weird, Channel 4: Documentary investigates Bronies, families for hire, and a man with 39 wives
READ MOREIt’s a big world out there – any that’s plenty of space for all kinds of weird and wonderful lifestyles to be practiced across the globe. In a one-hour special titled World of Weird, Channel 4 sent a variety of journalists to investigate the brilliant and the bizarre – everything from Bronies (obsessive adult male fans of My Little Pony), to apocalypse-ready ‘doomsday preppers’ in America, to a man in remote India with 39 wives and 94 children. You can hardly accuse World of Weird of lacking variety. In its opening segment, it follows a Texan couple who have a pet, er, buffalo. He’s called Wild Thing, and he wanders freely around the house, occasionally destroying bits of furniture and his outdoor fences.