Snowflake Mountain is a reality TV series hosted by Joel Graves and Matt Tate.
Netflix describes the series as:
Hopelessly entitled or simply in need of tough love? Ten spoiled young adults experience nature without a parental safety net in this reality series.
– Snowflake Mountain review does not contain spoilers –
Within the first 4 minutes of Snowflake Mountain, I had asked myself why someone would come on reality TV on Netflix and tell everyone that they are lazy, entitled and selfish. After 8 episodes, I am nowhere near figuring out the answer but there’s one thing I do know – people will go to any lengths to get clout.
Whether it be Love is Blind or Byron Baes, you know these people are going through this crap for those internet followers. Regardless of whether they will make something of their lives or not, they know that the worse they come out on TV the more views their Instagram pictures will get.
I wonder, how do you come back from this? Do you just live your normal lives after calling yourself the b-word on Netflix and saying that all you do is party? I think the appeal was to see these flawed people learn something but seriously, where did it go wrong when they were growing up?
I wasn’t even angry at the contestants, to be honest. I just felt pity watching adults act so entitled while sitting in their parents’ home and telling these tall tales of not giving an F about authority. Kid, you literally live with authority.
Anyway, instead of taking responsibility for the demons that they have created, the parents think that shipping their kids off into the wilderness for the forest to take care of is the right answer. On top of that, the hosts, for some reason, make this huge scene of blowing up their personal belongings. So, it’s like… their expensive things are on fire.
I understand tough love, but at this point, this is kidnapping and destruction of property. They then laugh at the contestants crying which is just so mean. Let’s be real, these people are annoying, but this is the life they have seen for their whole lives. Are we really shocked that they are not accepting of pooping in buckets?
Snowflake has a very politically motivated word and, in this series, you’ll be confused whether it’s trying to insult you or trying to console you. Should be able to survive in a jungle if you’ve never faced such a thing to not be a ‘snowflake’? I don’t get it. Why are these babied adults being pushed to stay in places and do things on the basis of lies?
Regardless of where you stand with the term itself, Snowflake Mountain, unlike Netflix’s previous reality TV shows, isn’t nearly as entertaining and is almost annoying after a point. Whether it be the contestants themselves or the hosts who think of themselves to be too high and mighty, watching the series is an absolute mammoth task from its first episode.
I don’t know whether we should be embarrassed for Netflix or actually be impressed that they thought that this was a good idea to do. Matt and Joel are the blandest people to look at in this show and the contestants are just sad. The problem isn’t that they don’t know how to do anything – the problem is that they are selfish and greedy.
Do we like watching that? Is it scandalous enough? Honestly, it’s just too cringe to be scandalous. I was embarrassed watching these people be the worst versions of themselves and appalled that they thought 8 episodes of this was a great idea.
Coming to the reality part of the show, i think we all know this isn’t reality, right? Snowflake Mountain is a scripted mess where the actors (re: contestants) do a horrible job at showcasing any real emotions, especially when something surprising happens. There are, however, some funny moments that keep you entertained.
Summing up: Snowflake Mountain
It’s an embarrassing day for reality TV and I really don’t wish Snowflake Mountain on anyone. Also, stealing food from the other contestants doesn’t make you a snowflake, it makes you an a-hole.
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