Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. We just watched it. Now we'll talk about it.
Me: How'd you like it?
HM: I thought it was very good. How did you like it?
Me: I liked it. I know I don't want to live in the Taiga now. So that's good.
HM: Yeah, too rough.
Me: But was there any part of living in the Taiga that you would like?
HM: Yeah, the dog. I definitely want the dog. And I like eating all the fish. How about you?
Me: I liked the winter season because you didn't have to do much. Just walk around and check your traps.
HM: Looked like they were working pretty hard.
Me: But the other seasons looked harder.
HM: Mosquitos in the summer? Not pleasant.
Me: I wish they could have some Deet.
Me: As a movie, what's your rating. Fist of 5.
HM: 3.5 Yours?
Me: 4.5. That movie rocked because now I know for sure I don't want to live in the Taiga. One other question. Herzog's narration. What did you think of that?
HM: Good. His enunciation was so precise. Cracked me up.
Me: Any critique?
HM: 2 things. They didn't explain why the dogs were so indispensable. And they made no effort to explain why the native group of people basically collapsed as a culture. One of the drunk guys said it was the Russians' fault. Was there any truth to that?
Me; My critique was that the women hunters were not featured at all.
HM: There were none. Let's make that clear. There were no women hunters.
Okay, so that's a wrap. If you want to see Happy People, you should go ahead and see it. No harm done either way.