Man vs. Wild

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

How not to die in the wilderness -- tweens and up.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 31 reviews

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age 13+

Unrealistic for the Average Man

This show just seems very unrealistic to me. Bear Grylls is extremely fit and can be seen jumping from planes, climbing mountains, and swinging from ropes; things the average American cannot do! He also kills snakes, camels, or anything he can get his hands on and eats it at once. I don't think he needs to kill animals like that. He does it almost senselessly and without much gratitude for the animal's unnecessary death. We all know he receives assistance from his crew so at least leave animals alone. I am not obssessed with animals, but he could demonstrate things without actually doing them.
age 17+
Aside from all the unmentioned "assisantance" the guy gets, I too am disgusted by why animals must be killed for viewers entertainmentl. I am not a "PETA" lover, but seeing animals senselessly killed for ratings is disgusting. I do not see why discovery rates this show PG. It should be R or even X since the killings are real.

This title has:

Too much violence

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