Bear Grylls was at some event the other night and The NY Daily News asked him what it was like having Will Ferrell out there and Bear said “Will arrived a bit like a scared rabbit, shocked from capture. I think he lived 10 lifetimes in those two days.”
I really don't know what that means exactly, but I just wanted an excuse to talk about Bear. I will say the guy is definitely good looking. No doubts about that. The problem is I don't like his show. The problem I have with it is that I watched Survivorman first and that show is so real compared to Bear's. Survivorman is out somewhere in the middle of nowhere, alone, no camera crew for seven days. I love the show and have seen every episode at least twice. For those of you have Netflix you can watch it instantly.
So, after watching all the Survivorman episodes I thought I would watch some of Bear's show. He does some very, very cool things, but it also looks like he spends the night in a hotel, gets dressed and primped and then goes out and does 30 minutes worth of work and takes a break before moving to the next set piece.
Granted, I only watched the first few episodes because I got so frustrated, but I can't imagine it getting any better. There was one scene in the first episode where he simulated what would happen if you fell into ice covered water. It was incredible what he did, but when he got out he said, "now run to your fire because you need to get dry in a hurry." Umm, Bear, what if I don't have a fire? What do I do then? Somehow I don't think there are too many people who light a fire out in the wilderness and then leave it so they can go traipsing on a frozen lake. Now, sure if you were watching the episode to see Bear strip down to boxers than you got your money's worth. My problem with it was I knew in ten minutes he would be back in his hotel sipping some Cognac.