That really is amongst the worst contrived TV out there. Just how fücking thick does one have to be to think that the ‘Hunters’ really have access to street, bus and shop CCTV?
It would take two years and God knows how many court orders to get even a few minutes of footage. To believe that the ‘Hunters’ can view it in real time takes a level of stupidity that beggars belief. Not to mention that we are honestly supposed to believe that the poor sap being hunted hasn’t noticed that a five man camera crew is standing above his chosen bush and may just be in permanent mobile/radio contact with the producers back at (pretend) ‘Hunter’ HQ.
If there was twenty grand at stake I can feel pretty confident that any of us could get from say Birmingham to London without getting caught, simply by crossing fields by night and avoiding towns.Good question. Perhaps the camera crew are allowed to drip feed them with info?
I've watched all the series - I found the first one to be hilarious in the main, some of the later series / episodes I felt genuine empathy for some of those withdrawn early against their will. There are many nutters at both ends of the scale, from happy-clappy woman living on nuts and berries to full-on 'am gonna eat yo' bray-ans' types. Not all of them are as respectful to the animals they kill for food though, there's one guy that gets properly upset (and rightly so) because he is hunting with a bow and doesn't kill something outright. It's a realisation point for him and changes his outlook and methods almost instantly.Alone History Channel. seems to be one of the better reality shows out there. 10 survival experts dropped off individually close to a lake in the Autumn and expected to build shelters and feed themselves through the winter and be the last person standing. Seperated by miles of dense forest contact with anyone else is verbotten. The contestants are obligated to film their own days of hunting, fishing, building etc and lug huge sets of camera gear around to do this. $500,000 is at stake for the winner.
A sat radio is provided for them to tap out at anytime if things are going tits up and emergency medial crews are on standby. In regards to safety (and transparancy) the producers admit that medical staff do check the contestants every week but staff are not allowed to discuss anything beyond health questions, camera battery packs are switched during the medical exams. Apparently subterfuge is required by the medic boat / helicopter crews to disguise the number of landings. ie: they can't land 10 one exam day then 9 then 7 etc and give away how many people are left.
Although the different shelter builds, hunting methods are the main reasons to watch, the health, the weight loss, and the gradual decline in their mental state is interesting to see as well.
I watched this yesterday and today, it was really good and has changed my view on the guy for the better. It was pretty funny and well worth a watch.The big shouty thing that is Clarkson is back! FARMING?...
Eight hours of a buffoon screwing things up for our supposed entertainment is bad enough, but it’s his total contempt for farming that makes this such a grim harvestwww.theguardian.com