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Phantom Penguin at 2:55PM, Nov. 11, 2007
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A ‘reality’ show on the discovery channel. It has recently came out that its star was really sleeping in hotel rooms and eating five course meals between takes.

Does anyone else still watch it? I know I do!

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mlai at 4:11PM, Nov. 11, 2007
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I never watched that show because unlike Les Stroud, one look at the MvW trailer and I could smell the fakeness. I refuse to support fake Hollywood ripoffs of a real wilderness survival show.

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marine at 6:14PM, Nov. 11, 2007
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I'm more of a Survivorman guy. I always liked him more.
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Rori at 1:18AM, Nov. 12, 2007
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MvW is just a one man fear-factor. Bear's nice eye candy, but it's not nearly as compelling as Survivor Man. I'm not surprised that he's taking the easy way out.
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AaronThomasNelson at 11:47AM, Nov. 12, 2007
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MvW is totally entertaining. Really don't care if he's sleeping in hotels. That's not really the point. (plus, that one scene where he was vomitting all night in the jungle.. dude.. go get a hotel room).

Survivorman is good, but, unfortunately he's annoying in that Canadian sort of way. I dunno. It's just a taste thing, I suppose.
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mlai at 12:49PM, Nov. 12, 2007
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It's the difference between ppl who like watching Nature and Planet Earth vs ppl who like watching When Animals Attack.

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AaronThomasNelson at 2:49PM, Nov. 12, 2007
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It's the difference between ppl who like watching Nature and Planet Earth vs ppl who like watching When Animals Attack.

Ouch. You're really going after me, aren't you Mlai? LOL
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Phantom Penguin at 3:36PM, Nov. 12, 2007
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MvW is totally entertaining. Really don't care if he's sleeping in hotels. That's not really the point. (plus, that one scene where he was vomitting all night in the jungle.. dude.. go get a hotel room).

Survivorman is good, but, unfortunately he's annoying in that Canadian sort of way. I dunno. It's just a taste thing, I suppose.


I agree. I don't care if hes on a set, if its fun to watch i'm going to watch it.
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GOD_OF_DEATH at 11:59AM, Nov. 19, 2007
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t, don't watch that show, I meant, I don't watch that show.
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Exzachly at 12:29PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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Fenn at 12:38PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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I have an intense dislike for Man vs Wild. Survivorman is a much better show. Les Stroud will give you handy tips that could save your life. Bear will give you showy pointless risk-taking behaviors that could get you killed if you are ever stuck in a similar situation. Of course, he can afford to be risky, he has a whole crew with him to bail him out. If Les took those kinds of risks, he could be dead before his extraction crew can reach him.

Who's the man? Survivorman.
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mlai at 1:33PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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It's worse than that. He basically runs around in a tourist spot and tells you it's somewhere 100 miles in the middle of nowhere.

Zero entertainment/educational value.

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AaronThomasNelson at 2:27PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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I'm watching T.V. to drink beer and be entertained. If I wanted education, I'd pop open my Plato and read a Socratic Dialogue.

Survivorman = non-entertainment
Man vs. Wild = Beer Drinking fun
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mlai at 3:05PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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Jackass and Wildboyz is beer-drinking fun. Those guys don't lie to you. If they're jumping off a roof or drinking cow piss, they're really doing those things. It's not just about having a camera crew or not.

Bear tells you he's on a deserted island but he's really running around on a resort beach.
He tells you he's crossing volcanic wastes, but he's really 10 yards from a highway.
He tells you he's gonna brave the rapids, but he's hiding a life jacket underneath his sweater.

I don't know. Is that entertainment? You gonna support some guy who can't even bother to shoot on location when he tells you he is, lying to you in your face?

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Phantom Penguin at 4:38PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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Indeed I will if I enjoy watching it. Just like people who watch WWE, they know its fake, but they still watch it.
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mlai at 5:52PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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Wrong analogy. WWE no longer pretends it's not fake. Change title to Man vs Tourist Spot, and then we can have that comparison.

But you're right, you're free to watch anything.

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AaronThomasNelson at 6:54PM, Nov. 19, 2007
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Jackass and Wildboyz is beer-drinking fun. Those guys don't lie to you. If they're jumping off a roof or drinking cow piss, they're really doing those things. It's not just about having a camera crew or not.

Bear tells you he's on a deserted island but he's really running around on a resort beach.
He tells you he's crossing volcanic wastes, but he's really 10 yards from a highway.
He tells you he's gonna brave the rapids, but he's hiding a life jacket underneath his sweater.

I don't know. Is that entertainment? You gonna support some guy who can't even bother to shoot on location when he tells you he is, lying to you in your face?

Those are actually some good points. I suppose ignorance is bliss.
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Fenn at 3:02AM, Nov. 20, 2007
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Survivorman = non-entertainment
Man vs. Wild = Beer Drinking fun
I take exception, sir!

I find Survivorman highly entertaining.

And if I want beer drinkin' fun, I'll watch something with boobs in it. lol!
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AaronThomasNelson at 8:46AM, Nov. 20, 2007
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Survivorman = non-entertainment
Man vs. Wild = Beer Drinking fun
I take exception, sir!

I find Survivorman highly entertaining.

And if I want beer drinkin' fun, I'll watch something with boobs in it. lol!

Man. Good point.
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Ziffy88 at 3:28PM, Dec. 3, 2007
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I like MvW because well at least I know the idiot is not foolish enough to go by himself. Also I doubt many of us would even get stuck in a situation like that.
Thirdly the cinematography in MvW is normally really good and a treat to watch.
I want to a SurvivorMan Suburban Survival. I could really use some help.
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Freegurt at 1:50PM, Jan. 21, 2008
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I like both. :) Les and Bear are both cool to me.
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