So I will say off the top that I am not a viewer of this show. I am, however, aware of it and have seen bits and pieces of it over time. Even that little bit was more than too much. First of all, it doesn't take a genius to understand that Grylls and his guests are in no real danger and are NOT fighting for survival. If anything goes bad they have a full on support crew only feet away. They are not actually starving, cold or baking in the heat because all of those situations are remedied as soon as the director says "cut'. So give us a break. However, I could care less about all of that. But ... how dare they go into wildlife habitat and intrude upon, hunt down, torture and kill creatures in their own territories. I just saw a clip from one episode where Grylls made a worm omelet, using live worms and tiny eggs stolen from a bird's nest. They actually mixed these worms in with the cracked eggs and held the cup near the fire, watching the worms writhe in pain as they burned up from the direct heat of the flames. Really???? If you want to demonstrate how to survive in the elements find a way to do it without maiming and murdering animals whose homes you have invaded. Why does NBC, Nat Geo or any reputable network air a program like this? Why are people watching? For entertainment? Hope you're taking good notes because if you really find yourself lost in the woods you won't have a back-up team at the ready on stand-by like fake Grylls does.
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