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Taking on Tyson

Taking on Tyson: gorgeous, boring, should have been a one-off documentary

Animal Planet should be commended for the ambition of Taking on Tyson: a beautifully shot series about Mike Tyson’s actual, real-life love for pigeons. Unfortunately, the series was boring, sometimes excruciatingly so, never mind repetitive, and its six hours should have been condensed into one 90-minute documentary. The fact that this quasi-review is being published …

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Taking on Tyson trailer, Mike Tyson make his pigeon racing series a must-watch

When Animal Planet first announced its reality series Taking on Tyson, on which Mike Tyson will race pigeons, it seemed like a joke. But like A&E’s Teach: Tony Danza, the reality turns out to be considerably different–at least judging by the trailer and Mike Tyson’s appearance in front of TV critics yesterday. Watching the preview, …

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