A group of British men or women are taken to a remote, uninhabited Pacific island by Bear Grylls for up to 6 weeks where they are left completely alone, filming themselves, and with only ... See full summary »
Fourteen American men are marooned on an uninhabited Pacific island with only a handful of tools and their wits. Will these 21st century men rediscover their primal instincts and band together to survive?
Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet ... See full summary »
Eight celebrities embark on a 12-day expedition in the rainforest of Costa Rica, where they must learn to navigate difficult terrain, build shelters, make fire and eat the food that nature ... See full summary »
What can I say? This show is simply awful. There isn't much survival education in this program. It is simply about childish games where if you win you get to pig out in the feast pit or if you are hungry you have to eat worms and eyeballs. There is also a massive amount of product placement in this show, which I find tiresome.
For me the emphasis on "winning" in this show is totally misguided. If the show is was surviving people should be judged on the skills shown after they have been taught basic bush craft skills. For example, Bear could have taught the teams how to cross rivers safely, how to treat someone with the early signs of hypothermia or how to use a map and compass.
Given the increasing number of tourists who come to New Zealand each year and get themselves into trouble this is the responsible thing to do. Many of incidents in the New Zealand wilderness are due to mistakes people make.
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