Join the quest to film a tornado-from the inside. Obsessed filmmaker Sean Casey takes us on a mission to capture the world's first IMAX footage from within the vortex of a twister in ... See full summary »
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
On May 31, 2013, Tim Samaras and Carl Young were killed while chasing a tornado in Oklahoma. The tornado turned toward them and they were unable to escape. See more »
There are numerous instances throughout the series where footage is spliced in from future or past episodes as evidenced by the inconsistent appearances of the vehicles (with or without instrumentation, flags, etc). See more »
Great show, a must watch for tornado/weather enthusiast!
I watched a full season of this on Amazon prime (the 2009 season). I loved it! No other show/documentary/film will bring you as close as these guys do to a tornado. The premise of this show is simple. A number of teams go out to various locations in the United States that are expecting tornadoes. Using advanced meteorology, doppler radar, and other scientific instruments the teams track, intercept, and collect scientific data on monstrous tornadoes.
The show is chest pounding. This isn't Jersey Shore or a lame reality show. This is a serious, weather and science based TV show. These guys are risking their lives to jump straight into dangerous tornadoes. The thing that grabs me and makes this show unique and above average are the fact that these guys literally go into tornadoes using armored vehicles. I rate this show an 8/10, it's definitely above average. A few shortcomings though prevent it from being a "great" series. Many episodes are the same rinse-and-repeat formula. Example - "Hey guys, lets go out and chase a tornado. We have a tornado warning, OMG A TORNADO, TORNADO ON THE GROUND! LETS GET OUT THE CAR IN DANGEROUS THUNDER/LIGHTING AND FILM IT!! OKAY NOW LETS INTERCEPT IT! WAIT, WE'RE TOO CLOSE, TOO CLOSE!!!"
A while in episodes get a bit repetitive and cheesy. Also ALL the episodes have some fairly poor editing. The show will film a dramatic sequence, go into a commercial cut, and then on the return they recap the same dramatic scenes as if the viewer forgot what they were watching. If it wasn't for the same rinse/repeat formula and poor editing this show would be almost a 10/10. Still, definitely worth a watch whether you are tornado fan or not. The action sequences are totally worth it and the few shortcomings of the show are easily tolerated. This show is educational and shows how dangerous tornadoes can be.
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