Parents' Guide to

Man, Woman, Wild

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

In couple's survival series, woman is the weaker sex.

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age 10+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Man,woman and wild !!

No wonder this program has bad rating .. All animals living in the wild, go through so much struggle to survive, and bring up their babies...they have to adapt and learn to survive not only against other animals, but even the humans animals being killed by humans for various reasons to make money And now they do a stupid programme like this where they hunt poor innocent birds , deer and even eat the birds eggs which they hatch with the greatest difficulty. From building the nest to hours of hatching ....the poor birds eggs are eaten by some stupid human for a damn TV show???? Can't humans do something good and make a show based on that... Isn't that why humans are regarded as humans and not animals...??
age 18+


I think this program is disgusting. Killing constantly and wasting, it doesn't teach children moderation and care for the things around them. All Isee the two idiots doing is killing and smashing and chopping down whatever is around them! I so happened to watch an episode on t.v where they boiled eggs... Not even batting an eyelid that they'be boiled alive babies. It's totally heart-less. I understand its a survival show, that I get! Really, people find all sorts of things "entertaining" but what I don't get and DO NOT agree with the way the two of them carry on. In a situation like that, you EAT to survive, not to just kill and waste. No feelings,no care for what's around them, that teaches children to treat the environment incorrectly, to treat animals and other humans incorrectly. With all honesty I am disgusted a show like this, with those two Ding-Bats is aired.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (13 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's hard to look at Man, Woman, Wild without comparing it to other shows like it -- and, at least in the case of Man vs. Wild, it doesn't quite measure up. Yes, Man, Woman, Wild tries to do something different by injecting a married-couple dynamic into the whole here's-what-you-do-so-you-don't-die formula. But it also makes Myke's wife, Ruth (an accomplished and intelligent woman who provides most of the show's researchy tidbits about the various locations they're living in) look like a crying, screaming ... well, girl.

At least, that's how a reflective Myke describes it at the end of one episode, when they're finally floating away from danger on a makeshift raft through the Amazon rainforest. "Despite all her girliness -- which I love," he stresses to the camera, "when it came right down to it, she was tough as woodpecker lips. And that made me love her just that much more." He meant it as a compliment, and it's actually a powerful turning point between a husband and wife who clearly have a newfound respect for each another. But equating Ruth's "girliness" with weakness kind of ruins the moment.

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