There have been several TV shows and movie dedicated to doing bucket lists, but a new program debuting on the Science Channel is An Idiot Abroad 2 - The Bucket List. The show chronicles reluctant traveler, Karl Pilkington, through a series of bucket list activities. The twist is that his colleagues, Ricky and Stephen, are in control. Standard bucket list items like Bungee jumping turn into something unexpected. In the first episode, Karl chickens out in doing the typical Bungee jump off of a bridge in New Zealand, only to find that his friends have thrown in a twist to challenge him to dive from a rickety tower made by a local tribe. It's ten times more scary than the original jump he avoided.
The show is both entertaining and funny. Turns out that Karl and his overseers are comedians in the UK. The show airs weekly and we'll see what other bucket list items become tortuous and harrowing experiences.