History Series / ManVsWild

25th Aug '16 5:01:04 PM nombretomado
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The series is also compared to ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'' and both were once considered DuelingShows... which is odd because they were ''both'' on DiscoveryChannel, and new episodes of one were usually only shown during the off-season of the other.

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The series is also compared to ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'' and both were once considered DuelingShows... which is odd because they were ''both'' on DiscoveryChannel, Discovery Channel, and new episodes of one were usually only shown during the off-season of the other.
14th Jun '16 1:19:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}:
** Bear eats weird stuff in every episode, has climbed down a waterfall using a vine, can build anything ranging from traps to a hut designed to help him save water like if he was Angus Series/MacGyver, climbs like the fucking Spiderman, has gotten out of quicksand and other similar stuff several times and every once in a while he decides to do some push-ups like a man instead of reserving the energy for something else. And his past is pretty amazing too.
** In case you're wondering about that past, Bear Grylls is a former SAS Reserve trooper, who not only passed Selection with flying colors, but apparently did ''extremely'' well in the survival training course (he can't talk about it too much, since Selection is a very secretive process).
14th Jun '16 1:18:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheCastShowOff: Despite complaints about the fictionalized nature of their situation, Bear shows competence in his activities and does all his own stunts, including skydiving from a helicopter.



* DuelingShows: As mentioned, with {{Survivorman}}.
* FollowTheLeader: Count the number of shows with an "X Vs Y" naming motif, since ''Man Vs. Wild'' debuted. The show itself is considered by some to be this to ''Survivorman''.
14th Jun '16 1:17:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* CarcassSleepingBag: In an episode, Bear Grylls hides inside a gutted camel carcass to escape a sandstorm.
15th Jan '16 12:38:43 PM Anddrix
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The series took some flak for orchestrating several of the "natural" or "random" happenings, and for implying that the main character roughs it for the duration of the show, while he has on occasion stayed in a hotel. Some of the more {{egregious}} offenses include Bear taming "wild" horses (actually trained horses brought in for the show) and having a crew member in a bear costume "attack" his campsite. The show has since opened each episode with a disclaimer to explain that not everything shown actually happened as depicted. Furthermore, starting around mid-Season 4, Bear & crew have pretty much given up on [[ViewersAreMorons hiding scripted events and signs of civilization]].

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The series took some flak for orchestrating several of the "natural" or "random" happenings, and for implying that the main character roughs it for the duration of the show, while he has on occasion stayed in a hotel. Some of the more {{egregious}} offenses include Bear taming "wild" horses (actually trained horses brought in for the show) and having a crew member in a bear costume "attack" his campsite. The show has since opened each episode with a disclaimer to explain that not everything shown actually happened as depicted. Furthermore, starting around mid-Season 4, Bear & crew have pretty much given up on [[ViewersAreMorons hiding scripted events and signs of civilization]].
civilization.
30th Sep '15 11:50:21 AM DeisTheAlcano
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The series is also compared to ''{{Survivorman}}'' and both were once considered DuelingShows... which is odd because they were ''both'' on DiscoveryChannel, and new episodes of one were usually only shown during the off-season of the other.

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The series is also compared to ''{{Survivorman}}'' ''Series/{{Survivorman}}'' and both were once considered DuelingShows... which is odd because they were ''both'' on DiscoveryChannel, and new episodes of one were usually only shown during the off-season of the other.
24th Sep '15 2:40:09 PM TokoWH
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* {{Kayfabe}}: It's pretty obvious that certain parts of the show are staged for certain scenarios[[note]]such as the infamous "wild horses"[[/note]] and there was even a note by one of the staff that most scenes take place not too far away from roads, and several accounts of Bear Grylls checking into hotels while filming. That said, it generally still manages to be entertaining despite this and still doesn't nullify some of the more badass things Bear has done, especially when there was genuine danger involved despite the controlled environment. It also does give out some genuine good survival advice... At least, when it's not giving out LethallyStupid advice for the sake of [[RuleOfDrama playing up drama during filming]].
26th Aug '15 8:23:09 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: Bear has some trouble getting honey from a bee's nest in season 1.



* GoshHornet: Bear has some trouble getting honey from a bee's nest in season 1.
18th Jan '15 6:13:35 AM TheUnsquished
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* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Bear himself, what with his frequent ShirtlessScene[=s=] and all.
** Pantsless scenes too.



* OnceAnEpisode: ...Bear jumps out of a plane, climbs up or slides down something, and eats something digusting.

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* MrFanservice: Bear himself, what with his frequent ShirtlessScene[=s=] and all.
** Pantsless scenes too.
* OnceAnEpisode: ...Bear jumps out of a plane, climbs up or slides down something, and eats something digusting.disgusting.
3rd Aug '14 3:31:55 AM morenohijazo
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* {{Badass}}: Bear eats weird stuff in every episode, has climbed down a waterfall using a vine, can build anything ranging from traps to a hut designed to help him save water like if he was Angus Series/MacGyver, climbs like the fucking Spiderman, has gotten out of quicksand and other similar stuff several times and every once in a while he decides to do some push-ups like a man instead of reserving the energy for something else. And his past is pretty amazing too.

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* {{Badass}}: {{Badass}}:
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Bear eats weird stuff in every episode, has climbed down a waterfall using a vine, can build anything ranging from traps to a hut designed to help him save water like if he was Angus Series/MacGyver, climbs like the fucking Spiderman, has gotten out of quicksand and other similar stuff several times and every once in a while he decides to do some push-ups like a man instead of reserving the energy for something else. And his past is pretty amazing too.



* An episode that broadcast in between Seasons 3 and 4 featured ''Will Ferrell'' accompanying Bear through mountains of Sweden. And he was surprisingly competent.
** JakeGyllenhaal appeared on an episode, as well, accompanying Bear through mountains of Iceland.

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* ** An episode that broadcast broadcasted in between Seasons 3 and 4 featured ''Will Ferrell'' accompanying Bear through mountains of Sweden. And he was surprisingly competent.
** JakeGyllenhaal appeared on an episode, as well, accompanying Bear through mountains of Iceland. He also did it well, considering he apparently has fear of heights.



* DuelingShows: as mentioned, with {{Survivorman}}.

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* DuelingShows: as As mentioned, with {{Survivorman}}.



* ShirtlessScene: on a fairly frequent basis (perhaps not quite once an episode, but close). Pantsless almost as often.
* StyrofoamRocks: most of the show. Admittedly, being targeted primarily at adolescents, it has not particularly strained for realism during its conception stage, but it ended up [[{{Kayfabe}} being promoted as "the real thing"]], with many of its fans [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believing it to be one]] - even after the media started publishing leaked stories of Grylls "surviving" in five-star hotels, "constructing" rafts and [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/tv-radio/bear-grilled-over-toughness/comments-e6frf9ho-1226128378659 equipment]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1020498/Bear-V-Mears-BBC-survival-expert-says-Channel-4-rival-just-showman.html pre-made by actual survival experts]], capturing "wild" horses ([[SpecialEffectsFailure with horseshoes]]), [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470155/How-Bear-Grylls-Born-Survivor-roughed--hotels.html using special effects to add drama to the footage, and much more]]. Some time after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpSlpvb1is a real volcanologist busted one of the show's most notorious episodes]], revealing some of the trickery [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmhNA7JME4 - such as using charcoal, lighting and lighter fluid to create the "dangerous lava" within walking distance of a tourist parking spot]] - the network started adding a disclaimer at the beginning of the show. The most derided episodes, such as the one with the fake lava, are now sometimes omitted in the show's reruns.

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* ShirtlessScene: on On a fairly frequent basis (perhaps not quite once an episode, but close). Pantsless almost as often.
* StyrofoamRocks: most Most of the show. Admittedly, being targeted primarily at adolescents, it has not particularly strained for realism during its conception stage, but it ended up [[{{Kayfabe}} being promoted as "the real thing"]], with many of its fans [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve believing it to be one]] - even after the media started publishing leaked stories of Grylls "surviving" in five-star hotels, "constructing" rafts and [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/tv-radio/bear-grilled-over-toughness/comments-e6frf9ho-1226128378659 equipment]] [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1020498/Bear-V-Mears-BBC-survival-expert-says-Channel-4-rival-just-showman.html pre-made by actual survival experts]], capturing "wild" horses ([[SpecialEffectsFailure with horseshoes]]), [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470155/How-Bear-Grylls-Born-Survivor-roughed--hotels.html using special effects to add drama to the footage, and much more]]. Some time after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpSlpvb1is a real volcanologist busted one of the show's most notorious episodes]], revealing some of the trickery [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmhNA7JME4 - such as using charcoal, lighting and lighter fluid to create the "dangerous lava" within walking distance of a tourist parking spot]] - the network started adding a disclaimer at the beginning of the show. The most derided episodes, such as the one with the fake lava, are now sometimes omitted in the show's reruns.



* TelevisionGeography: again, much of the show (though it will usually be only obvious to those somehow familiar with the locations). During an "urban jungle" special, Grylls explored the sewers in "an abandoned Eastern European settlement" (which was actually a disused section of an otherwise normally operating shipyard in Poland), walking through them for a few minutes and eventually "finding civilization", as he emerged in the middle of a street... which happens to be located in another Polish town, about 20 km away.

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* TelevisionGeography: again, Again, much of the show (though it will usually be only obvious to those somehow familiar with the locations). During an "urban jungle" special, Grylls explored the sewers in "an abandoned Eastern European settlement" (which was actually a disused section of an otherwise normally operating shipyard in Poland), walking through them for a few minutes and eventually "finding civilization", as he emerged in the middle of a street... which happens to be located in another Polish town, about 20 km away.
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