Man vs. Wild

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  • TV-PG
  • 2007
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.1  (23,311)

Man vs. Wild is an adventure survival television series that aired on Discovery Channel from 2006-2020. The show is hosted by Bear Grylls, a former British Special Forces soldier and survival expert, who tests his skills in extreme wilderness environments and demonstrates ways to survive in challenging situations.

Throughout the show's run, Grylls travels to various locations around the world, including deserts, mountains, jungles, and frozen tundras, to showcase the skills and techniques needed to survive in each environment. Each episode begins with Grylls being dropped off in a remote location and left to fend for himself with only a few basic supplies and limited resources.

Grylls systematically breaks down his approach to survival in each episode, detailing the challenges he is likely to face in the given environment, explaining survival techniques that he has learned, and demonstrating how to improvise in challenging situations. He frequently creates makeshift shelters, constructs traps, navigates treacherous terrain, and forages for food and water in order to survive.

As Grylls progresses through each episode, he faces a range of challenges, such as navigating treacherous rivers, avoiding dangerous predators, coping with extreme weather conditions, and finding adequate shelter and sustenance. Grylls takes on these challenges with a calm and focused demeanor, providing viewers with an example of how to stay level-headed in difficult situations.

In addition to providing practical survival tips, Man vs. Wild also showcases some of the world's most beautiful and unspoiled wilderness areas, offering a unique perspective on the natural world. Grylls often highlights the importance of conservation and respect for nature, reminding viewers of the fragility of our planet and the importance of protecting our natural resources.

The show has been praised for its educational content, and has become a popular cultural phenomenon, inspiring a generation of aspiring survivalists and adventurers. Grylls has become a household name, and his charismatic personality and adventurous spirit have won him legions of fans worldwide.

Despite the show's success, it hasn't been without its controversies. Some critics have accused Grylls of sensationalizing survival techniques and creating unrealistic scenarios, arguing that the show could potentially mislead viewers who may underestimate the dangers of wilderness survival. Nonetheless, Man vs. Wild has remained a popular and influential show, and has left an indelible mark on popular culture.

Overall, Man vs. Wild is an exciting and informative series that offers a thrilling glimpse into the world of survivalism. With Grylls' expert guidance and adventurous spirit, viewers are transported to the most remote corners of the world, and learn valuable life skills along the way. The show is an enduring testament to the power of human ingenuity and courage in the face of nature's challenges.

Man vs. Wild is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on November 2, 2007.

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Working the Wild
6. Working the Wild
August 26, 2011
Bear Grylls takes the viewer behind the scenes to meet the crew that follows his every step. Whether he's jumping from helicopters or eating the unimaginable, the camera is never far away from the action. Now the crew gets to tell their side of the story.
Land of the Maori
5. Land of the Maori
August 19, 2011
Each year over 100 people drown in New Zealand, and Bear must cross a raging river as well as scale down a waterfall on his journey to civilization.
Red Rock Country
4. Red Rock Country
August 12, 2011
Bear Grylls is in Southern Utah surviving with only a lasso. Later, Bear performs his craziest airplane stunt ever.
Iceland Fire and Ice
3. Iceland Fire and Ice
July 25, 2011
Bear Grylls attempts to survive extreme cold and the barren land after being dropped off on an ice cap covering an active volcano. Can he reach civilization when faced with swollen river crossings and ever present flash floods?
New Zealand South Island
2. New Zealand South Island
July 18, 2011
Bear Grylls jumps out of plane and parachutes to safety to reach this remote area. Crossing the country's highest mountain range and starting a fire in a waterlogged forest are a few survival techniques he demonstrates in this terrain.
Men vs Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
1. Men vs Wild with Jake Gyllenhaal
July 11, 2011
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is tested on how well he can survive Mother Nature. He will go where Bear goes and eat whatever Bear eats, if he's going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man.
Where to Watch Man vs. Wild
Man vs. Wild is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Man vs. Wild on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Discovery, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 2, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (23,311)