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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:01 PM   #31
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Sort of like Man Vs. Wild. What a joke. If you are going to "act" like you are alone, maybe it would be best to actually BE alone.

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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:07 PM   #32
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only useful episode i've watched is the one where they were bomb proving brick buildings. They had some good ideas like painting the back with adhesive etc.. that actually worked and after that the show went downhill real fast
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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:10 PM   #33
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Sort of like Man Vs. Wild. What a joke. If you are going to "act" like you are alone, maybe it would be best to actually BE alone.
That show has pro and cons. The filming is 1000x better than Survivorman because they have a film crew, but you're right about the 'being alone thing'.
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he does do some crazy **** on that show though. I mean jumping into freezing water, eating all of the bugs etc. Even with the crew there he does do a lot and you can learn a bit form watching it.
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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:14 PM   #35
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Sort of like Man Vs. Wild. What a joke. If you are going to "act" like you are alone, maybe it would be best to actually BE alone.
I don't like Smashlab, but I feel differently about Man vs. Wild. Many people compare it to Survivorman. They are entirely two different kinds of shows.

Les Stroud *is* alone and he has to pack his own gear. This means he moves slowly because he has to set up for shots and films himself walking away and then has to go back for the camera, then walk back again, etc. He's hard core, and it's real survival.

They make it no secret on Man vs. Wild that Bear is not alone. He sometimes talks to the crew, he refers to the crew having problems, they have big wordy disclaimers that your DVR can pause on and you can read, and they basically say that he gets support when he needs it and he's basically showing techniques. He's not always spending the entire night in makeshift huts is what that means... they help him build rafts and the such, and they have other survival gear that I have never been under the illusion that they never use. The man still shows some hard core techniques and endures some severe stuff. The nature of his show means he can move more quickly and demonstrate more. The guy has squeezed elephant dung and the remains of what a camel has eaten to get water and has eaten some pretty nasty stuff. He shows a lot of techniques for getting through and around obstacles.

Both shows have let me know I'm a dead man in those conditions.

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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:19 PM   #36
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Many people compare it to Survivorman. They are entirely two different kinds of shows.

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They may have differences but I compare it to Survivorman because both shows are about 'surviving', so they are comparable, just different.
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the onyl good episode that i saw was the one that they put a house on rollers to prevent severe damage during an earthwquake, and that was also the only experiment that really worked
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Both shows have let me know I'm a dead man in those conditions.
Amen to that
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Mike makes that show work. Did you happend to catch a few 'jobs' where Mike's producer tried to fill in for Mike? It was embarassingly bad. No matter what show Mike Rowe would ever choose to do, I'd watch it as he's a pure class guy with a great sense of humor.

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Unread 08-12-2008, 03:52 PM   #40
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You guys ever seen when Mike Rowe was on QVC? There's a pretty good video of him on there trying to sell a Cat Sack...
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Mike makes that show work. Did you happend to catch a few 'jobs' where Mike's producer tried to fill in for Mike? It was embarassingly bad. No matter what show Mike Rowe would ever choose to do, I'd watch it as he's a pure class guy with a great sense of humor.
Mike is the only reason I watch that show, he's a funny guy. I crack up when I see him in some of those situations.
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Yep, I saw smash labs once.



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We saw some interview with Mike Rowe. If I remember correctly,I believe he was a Opera Singer.
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Saw the new smash lab. I don't think it could get any worse. Yea, I guess if you have a bunch of crown vics and some boom boom you can have a show. Doesn't mean it will be any good tho.
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Mike Rowe is pretty cool, but some times he can make some pretty rude comments towards the people on the show. I forget which one it was, but I actually kind of thought he should have been decked for saying what he did.
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