The Horn

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (420)

The Horn is a high-octane adventure show produced by Red Bull TV that documents the extraordinary journey of a group of adventurers as they navigate the treacherous terrain of Southern Africa on motorcycles. Set in some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the continent, the show follows riders as they compete in a grueling race across the land, with the aim of reaching the end machine intact.

The premise of the show is ostensibly simple, but the challenge facing the riders is not. Over the course of a week, they will tackle steep mountain passes, cross searing deserts and wade through deep, marshy swamps, all while battling extreme temperature changes, thirst, and exhaustion. The journey is not just a test of their physical abilities but also their mental resolve.

At the start of the show, we meet the riders who hail from a range of countries including the UK, Germany, South Africa, and the US. We learn about their various backgrounds, experience levels and motivations. Some are seasoned professionals, others are amateur competitors with a sense of adventure. All share a passion for motorcycle riding and a love of challenge, as they gear up to take on The Horn.

Riders are split into several teams, with each team consisting of six people, including one experienced adventure rider, and the rest new to adventure riding. The teams are then given the task of completing a series of challenges in order to determine starting order for the race, and earn points that will give them advantages throughout the journey. These challenges include navigating through dense bush and swamps, climbing over mountains and descending treacherous paths.

Once the starting positions for the race are determined, the riders begin their journey, taking on The Horn one grueling section at a time. The race starts out easy for riders as they make their way through open stretches of beautiful plains, with the wind in their hair and the sun on their back. Soon enough the landscape becomes more challenging, with riders working hard to climb steep inclines and balance their bikes through deep mud and water crossings.

The riders are accompanied by a support crew, who help them navigate the tricky terrain, ensuring they have enough food, water, fuel, and medical attention. As the race progresses, riders start to suffer from fatigue, dehydration, and mechanical breakdowns, which put their safety at risk. But they persevere, driven by the desire to succeed, and motivated by the beautiful scenery around them.

One of the most fascinating aspects of The Horn is the immersive nature of the show. As viewers, we get the chance to experience the race from the rider's perspective, which gives us an insight into what the ride is really like. We see riders interacting and helping each other out along the way, overcoming challenges and succeeding on a personal level. We also see them struggling, both with their physical fatigue and the emotional toll that the race takes on them.

The show's cinematography is also stunning, capturing the natural beauty and diversity of the Southern African landscape. From vast, open savannas, to dense jungle-like forests, the show takes us on a journey through some of the most beautiful parts of the continent.

In addition to the adventure of the race itself, The Horn also highlights some of the socioeconomic issues facing the region. With many of the riders coming from developed Western countries, they are confronted with the reality of life for many Southern Africans, some of whom live in extreme poverty in areas near to or within the race route. By interacting with local communities and highlighting the stories of local people, the show encourages a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complexities of this corner of the world.

In conclusion, The Horn is an adrenaline-fueled adventure show, showcasing the beauty and toughness of the Southern African terrain, and the resilience of the human spirit. With beautiful cinematography, a diverse and inspiring cast, and an immersive experience that draws viewers in, it's no wonder the show has been a hit with audiences around the world.

The Horn is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 17, 2016.

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Where to Watch The Horn
The Horn is available for streaming on the Red Bull TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Horn on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (420)