When setting out on a career path, it’s not so uncommon to end up somewhere completely unexpected. For David Rees, his journey is a little more uncommon than most and it has taken him to some unusual places, but his ever-growing curiosity and passion for things that rarely get attention is what makes his odyssey, or odd-yssey if you will, uniquely his and people are absolutely loving it!

Exploring the mundane and analyzing the minutia of a thing is without a doubt one of Rees’ strong points. As Flavorwire’s Elisabeth Donnelly notes, “Rees has been a talent for the age after irony, tapping into our worries and obsessions with his inherently comical pursuits.” With a background and affinity for satirical exploration such as his semi-serious work on how-tos for artisanal pencil sharpening, the new NGC series Going Deep With David Rees, Rees brings rambunctious enthusiasm to such topics as “How to Tie Your Shoes” and “How to Shake Hands,” while exploring the principals of science that actually set those things in motion.

However, this is nothing close to a dry science exposé; Going Deep is perhaps so entertaining due to the irresistible charm and quick wit of its host. Cady Drell makes note of this in her most recent Rolling Stone article, “Rees brings wry wit and bursts of adorably unstable giddiness to his hosting duties, making the show the hilarious, surprisingly informative watch that it is.”

Without a doubt, this show is a one-of-a-kind gem, a “honest-to-God how-to show” as David puts it. All comedy aside, this series is no-joke when it comes to actually exploring the anthropology, physics, chemistry, and design behind throwing a paper airplane with experts such as John Collins, the man who maintains the world record for paper airplanes or “How To Tie Your Shoes” where David consults with Dr. Shoelace. One thing is for sure, if you like to laugh and enjoy surprises in the meticulous details, Going Deep With David Rees is not a series to be missed.

Check out David and paper airplane professional, John Collins at work testing out some of the top models in Going Deep With David Rees: How To Throw a Paper Airplane below and don’t miss the full episode on Monday August 4th at 10P.

 

Comments

  1. Steve Hood
    United States
    August 4, 9:27 pm

    Thought I would really enjoy the show on paper airplanes. I was going to record it to show my 10 year old son. That is, until the guy used the Lord’s name in vain. Why is that necessary? How could you allow that on tv? It completely ruined the what could have and would have been a fun and educational program. S

  2. Steve Hood
    August 4, 9:29 pm

    Thought I would enjoy the show on paper airplanes. Even recorded it to show my 10 year old son. Until the host blurts out an unfortunately common phrase taking the Lord’s name in vain. How could you allow that into your program? How is that allowed on tv at all? It was not necessary and completely ruined the program.

  3. Michael
    August 4, 9:30 pm

    Fun show, neat insights, and I like his quirky approach. The multiple GD comments, however, were surprising and off putting given the channel and intended audience.

  4. Gerry Van Mansfeld
    Atlanta
    August 4, 11:27 pm

    Going Deep might be a good show if the host could know that God’s last name is not Dammit . Tasteless. Twice already in this episode…..

  5. Chris
    Los Angeles
    August 5, 1:41 am

    Love this show. David is awesome!!!!!!!

  6. FTE
    USA
    August 14, 12:27 pm

    Fun show I like the detail. Would like to see a show on making hard boiled eggs so that the shell comes off easy.

  7. Chris Page
    August 23, 3:23 pm

    Enjoyed show until use of Gods name in vain. Why? It adds nothing to show, I found it very offensive, so I just changed the channel. Completely uncalled for.