After weeks of promoting Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive,” the show finally aired on Sunday and viewers who watched the show are not happy.
When viewers soon realized that the man was never actually eaten alive by an anaconda, they lashed out on twitter and expressed their disappointment.
The show began with the ideas of Paul Rosolie, a conservationist and snake expert, who wanted to show what it was like to enter the belly of the one of the largest snakes on earth. Rosolie created a custom-built suit that would protect his body. But it seemed that the suit wasn’t doing enough, and in the video you can hear Rosolie yelling for help. He says that the anaconda was about to break his arm, and his team rushed in to rescue him.
After the anticipation to see Rosolie get eaten whole by the snake, viewers lashed out on Twitter and explained their frustration after watching the two-hour premiere Sunday night:
Dear @Discovery Channel, you should have called #EatenAlive "Hugged Alive".
— Scott Warner (@ScottWarner18) December 8, 2014
Anyone watch #EatenAlive on #DiscoveryChannel? I heard it was awful…. pic.twitter.com/9uXZnKAzEO
— Ashley Korslien (@AshleyKorslien) December 8, 2014
Next time I watch something called #EatenAlive, somebody better get eaten alive.
— Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) December 8, 2014
The show was hyped up by Discovery Channel for weeks, and in the Google description under the “Eaten Alive” website, the description reads, “On ‘Eaten Alive’, naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie enters the belly of an anaconda in a snake-proof suit,” according to the Washington Post.
So it is understandable that the viewers were upset to find out that after watching the entire show, Rosolie never ended up getting eaten by a snake.
There's 16 minutes left and this man is not in a snake's mouth. What have they been doing for the last hour and 44 minutes?? #EatenAlive
— Amy Mariani (@AmyMariani) December 8, 2014
National Geographic tweeted a few posts and poked fun at Discovery Channel with a few photos from their Nat Geo shows:
This is #EatenAlive. pic.twitter.com/51bnOMbxxn
— Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel) December 8, 2014
#EatenAlive? We prefer fast food and #BigCats. pic.twitter.com/C5bAWMgc40
— Nat Geo WILD (@natgeowild) December 8, 2014