If you risk nothing, you gain nothing-Bear Grylls. The American adventure Bear is somewhere in the desert; the forest along the river, with some giant snakes and crocodiles, are his fellow mates along his journey. Yes Yes! You are standing still, but with this thrill and adventure, fans got a question whether all the adventure and scary stunts in You vs Wild Real or all we have been contemplating the moments.
Fans are very excited for Netflix’s You vs. Wild; a new adventurous show confused the viewer that the adventure survivalist will come out alive from the wilderness wastelands. Will he survive by running, jumping, flying, and build a camp in wetlands? How he trained himself to eat gorse for energy or some raw bird eggs and even pop? Or will he lose his life during flips off of a helicopter into a frigid lake? Fans also question whether all the scenes are natural or modified by the produces to give an adrenaline rush to fans.
The producers make the reality TV show by involving storytelling and controlled, staged scenarios in the script. Produces of You vs. Wild TV show and long-time collaborator Buchta said that the show was made in a very streamlined manner with all the natural aspects without any team or crew help. Bear do all of his stunts by himself; producing and directing a stubborn guy like him is like riding a bull. The producers further said that the TV shows You vs. Wild real, but how accurate is it? Let’s find out.
Yeah, Many stunts by Bear Grylls are real; mainly, a front and a backflip from a helicopter are shocking. It’s a decent and honest stand of the show You vs. Wild’s overall tone: A Death-defying scenario that puts all in shock but real goofy fun!
Is You vs Wild Real or Fake?
An exciting series on Netflix for its viewers, ‘You vs. Wild’ is a different ball game from Bandersnatch insofar it is not shot in a studio. The You vs. Wild is filmed in open and challenging environments. The TV show takes the interactive experience to the next level. The viewers can control the adventure folds and decides the fate of the star, Bear Grylls. However, fans had the mental safety of knowing that the show is ultimately a series and the character does not exist in real life. Grylls choice will be more dangerous since fans are advised not to dont imitate this at home as exposed to hostile environments and dangers.
On the other hand, the ugly blisters he sports on his hand after touching a poison cactus were fake. It’s almost a human rights issue; the Producer said that they are not gonna do this (actually poisoning our star is a seriously negative way). The dog you and Bear supposedly rescued in one episode wasn’t stranded in the snow, of course. (And the doctor from the first episode was just an actress.) But you can’t really “simulate,” say, falling in hypothermia-inducing water because some dumb-ass Netflix subscriber thought it was a good idea to walk across the ice instead of doing an army crawl, thus:
Grylls Move With a Standby Team of Experts
Buchta (Producer) admitted that Grylls go with experts and a medical team in many situations or dangerous tasks. But Bear is a rugged and experienced survivalist; in most cases, he makes through the most hazardous conditions independently without any help.
However, they have a crew standby team that consisting of experts and medics.
In some segments where the Producer tells a story, for example, where Bear has to rescue a stranded dog, that the dog was not stranded and it was not out for 36 hours as the story suggested, they framed everything. With some bit of editing, they convinced the audience.
The show is recreated from the original Discovery’s Man vs. Wild show. Everyone can easily understand what ‘You vs. Wild’ is all about. Although the show still puts Bear in dangerous environments; viewers can rest easier since he is in no mortal danger at any point. Moreover, he is surrounded by expert survivalists, and a camera crew is evident since Grylls looks at the camera directly while addressing the viewers. Thus, the reality show ‘You vs. Wild’ is all genuine, but it is not entirely out in the wild.
Many fans thought that it was being in the wilderness under controlled circumstances and assured that the situation does not get out of hand. It is only fair not to judge Bear for this, while everyone experience an amazing experience from the comfort of home in front of their screens.
Bear did raw bird eggs, mushrooms.
Producers confirmed that Bear did eat raw eggs that can make anyone sick. Although sometimes Bear pretended that he is ill for the shoot, a crew member confirmed that poor Bear has gotten ill on shoots many times.
They always try not to let him fall sick, but trying to control Bear is tricky. Bear improvises the scenes and goes off-script sometimes to prove his worth, and the same backfires on him.
Let us end the debate with the final verdict on You vs. Wild stands. It is a delightful series, and the audience can embark on ups and down in different adventures. Suppose you are hoping for a complete TV show with some life-threatening danger; in that case, you’ll get a slight disappointment. However, noticing that Netflix has marked the show under the 13+ category would have been a hint for all about the content being suitably moderated.
Nonetheless, the TV show appears authentic, much like the original show, and it is interesting to see how you react to situations that could turn deadly, despite the precautions. Most importantly, ‘You vs. Wild‘ is like a course in outdoor survival strategies from a man who has been doing it for a long time.