Man vs. Wild 7 Seasons 2007

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Season 2
(49) IMDb 7.6/10

4. Jungle TV-PG CC

In the lethal jungle of Panama, Bear Grylls tackles some extreme survival challenges and some grisly eats to show you how to get out alive.

Starring:
Bear Grylls
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
November 30, 2007

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Season 2

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Genres Reality TV, Adventure
Director Justin Kelly
Starring Bear Grylls
Season year 2008
Network Discovery Channel
Producers Justin Kelly
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Taylor Coolridge on January 26, 2009
Format: DVD
Apparently the survival experts have spoken and MAN VS WILD = SUPERMEGA FAKE. That's alright with me; I am an idiot who enjoys "dumbed down" productions such as Man vs. Wild moreso than I enjoy watching Survivorman, a show in which the adventurer (i.e. Les) sits around a campfire for 7 days while he plays his harmonica and does nothing else. Survivor experts are we???...yeah...ok. I guess Surviorman is one who brings the excitement of hiking to the screen-he walks to a spot, camps in a spot and does not move.

Bear Grylls (or should I say the infamous Ed...) may camp in "hotels," he may eat pieces of steak instead of badgers, he may jump through sheets of ice into a secretly hidden hot-tub beneath the surface of a "frozen lake," he may even use "smoke machines" to simulate the gaseous, boiling properties of lava, but he nevertheless is more of a survival expert than you and me. Any man or woman who goes into nature and puts his/herself into situations in which he/she shows inexperienced outdoorsman how to escape quicksand, animal threats, etc. has my respect. I suppose the beetle grubs he eats are fake as well.... After using these techniques he displayed for creating compasses, building camps, and even learning of the different types of insects and plants that are edible in regions I myself have visited (i.e. the Moab desert and the Badlands), there is no doubt in my mind that the things he teaches are relevant and useful. While he may not camp through the entire night or eat every single disgusting insect/animal upon which he appears to dine, he nevertheless shows people what to do in moments of emergency.

I have faith in Bear/Ed, his camera crew, and the survival experts with whom he explores. While I do not doubt that some things are staged (i.e.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Stevens on January 18, 2009
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great for the price. 13 episodes. and as a bonus there's bears mission everest. great buy.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Davis on January 2, 2009
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Despite all of the controversy surrounding the show, I think season 2 is great. Note that if you get it through the Discovery Store, like I did, its been available since August. In any event, if you take the show for what it is and not for absolute authenticity, then you will probably like it as much as I did. If you are dead set on Bear spending the night in every camp he builds or every encounter being total coincidence and never staged, then maybe this isn't for you. I personally would rather see a staged event to demonstrate techniques rather than an uneventful walk through the forest! For the amazing landscapes the show offers, the fast paced adventure and seeing Bear eat snakes, worms, spiders and all the rest, it will always be worth it to me.

On a side note, I thought season one was slightly better (the first released set, not the edited set that comes with 2 discs in the same package!) based on more varying places all over the world, and more consistent format. Still tho, this is a great buy and I hope we will see more of Bear Grylls.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By George Casanova on May 16, 2009
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This is a great show. Bear shows you different ways to survive in the wilderness or on the beach or in the mountains or the desert or where ever they decide to drop him off, all of which are beautifully shot countrysides. Yes he has a camera crew, yes hes is given some info and help in different situations for him to present to you. so if you don't like that you might not be into this show some people compare him to survivor man Les Stroud which is another one of my favorite shows although Man vs. Wild is a more action packed, because he doesn't have to spend his time lugging around camera gear and trying to get good shots of himself doing these things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Robinson on November 29, 2009
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Great dvd's and great value from Amazon.com. I love the way Bear doesn't hold back on his opinions of bush tucker (i.e. "it tastes like a prawn, full of sand, that's been left out for about a month, with cheese"), worth watching the DVD's just for that :o)
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This is one of the best seasons of Man vs. Wild and one that fans of Bear Grylls will enjoy a lot. I am one of those fans. I understand that Bear is not a survival instructor. He takes a lot of risks that are not advisable for someone who is merely trying to survive. This is what gives his show its high entertainment value. That being said, there are a lot of Bear-haters who trash everything he does. These people will obviously not approve of much of what Bear does in Season Two. Speaking of which...

In Season Two, Bear travels to Patagonia, Siberia, Panama, Namibia, Zambia, Panama, Indonesia, and the Sahara. Thus, as with any good survival program, you get a taste of some very different environments--from very cold to very hot; from very wet to very dry. It includes a few of my all-time favorite episodes ("Castaway" and "Namibia") and few episodes that I intentionally skip over.

Season Two is unique among the seasons of Man vs. Wild in that there are several two-part episodes. In these, he typically meets up with indigenous people in the second part and learns some survival techniques directly from them. Examples of this are his porcupine hunting expedition with the San Bushmen of Namibia and his attempt to eat a goat testicle presented to him by a Berbers of North Africa. This feature of Season Two makes it all the more worth watching.

This is good entertainment for almost anyone of any age. Bear goes to a lot of interesting places, eats a lot of disgusting things, and performs his usual daredevil feats of climbing, skydiving, and so on. I would consider this one of , if not the, best of the Man vs. Wild seasons. It certainly has a "do not try this at home" element that keeps it from being a true survival program (to purists of the genre, at least) but it is definitely great Bear for Bear fans--but not Bear fans only.
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