I like it, but sometimes it's obviously set up. Like when he is "holding" the camera, even though it moves completely independently from his limbs. Or when he was floating down the river but obviously wearing a life jacket underneath his sweater.
I find that it's more of an instructional show rather than a survival show like "Survivorman".
Les Stroud goes into the wild by himself and has to do all his own camera setups. Bear Grylls has a knife, flint, water bottle and camera crew. That last part always made me laugh. You could just picture the crew munching on cheeseburgers while Bear feasts on larvae.
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Bear Grylls is a lot more entertaining than Les Stroud, but no one can argue that Les has balls so massive their gravitational field affects ocean tides. Both shows are awesome, but I kind of wish there was more info about Bear's camera crew because they have to be quite nearly as badass as he is.
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