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Shvoong Home>Entertainment>Tv Series>Man Vs. Wild With Bear Grylls Review

Man Vs. Wild With Bear Grylls

Movie Review   by:coleridge    
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man vs wild is a famous television series with a large number of fan following .Man vs Wild is also known as Born Survivor or Survival Game presented by bear grylls on discovery channel .Originally the series was presented in United Kingdom on Channel 4 and later presented on discovery channel uk . the show is a great success all over the world and people just love to watch the episodes .
The general format of the show is that bear grylls the presenter of the show is left all alone in some of the most dangerous part of the world and then he just shows us the tricks how to get out of that region with the help of the basic techniques .the techniques used by bear in the show are unique and sometime just prove him to be a hero .the show has been a success since 2006 and has produced 5 seasons till now .

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
Season 1 15 March 10, 2006 July 20, 2007
Season 2 13 September 11, 2007 June 6, 2008
Season 3 10 August 6, 2008 June 2, 2009
Season 4 11 August 12, 2009 February 17, 2010
Season 5 7 June 19, 2010 September 22, 2010
Season 6 6 February 17, 2011 March 24, 2011
Season 7 6 July 11, 2011 August 26, 2011

there are a lot of variations in the show as it is broadcasted in different countries under different names , but the content of the show also varies at times .
Sometimes the show had to face strong criticism when the experts said that the show being broadcasted sometimes shows occasions that are not real but are created at that present moment . In 2006 ,a Born Survival crew member said that in the show it is said that wile doing the things bear is all alone but actually he is assisted by a complete team . also there had been instances when the show had to face strong criticism like :
  • Grylls was shown trying to lasso "wild" mustang in the Sierra Nevada that were in fact tame and had been hired from a trekking station nearby.
  • A scene where a crew member wore a bear suit to simulate a bear attack due to inability finding a tame bear.
  • A scene where Grylls was purported to have escaped from an active volcano by leaping across lava, avoiding poisonous sulphur dioxide gas, was actually enhanced with special effects, using hot coal and smoke machines.
  • Similarly, another episode gave viewers the impression that Grylls "was a 'real life Robinson Crusoe' stuck on a desert island", while in reality he was on an outlying part of the Hawaiian archipelago and retired to a motel at night.
responding to all these things show removed all the things that were too planned and they re - edited the show and then broadcasted with a fresh voice-over and a preceding announcement pointing out that some situations are "presented to Bear to show the viewer how to survive" .Also responding to the criticism problem the channel issued a statement saying that:
"The programme explicitly does not claim that presenter Bear Grylls' experience is one of unaided solo survival. For example, he often directly addresses the production team , including the cameraman , making it clear he is receiving an element of back-up."
But, in the end , the show is running very successful and the work of bear grylls is appreciated all over the world .
Published: December 03, 2011   
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