Friday, September 6, 2013
New Les Stroud survival show on tonight , Science Channel, 2200 eastern.
Les Stroud started out with his "Survivor Man" series some years back, about the time Bear "Holiday Inn" Grylls began his shows.
Stroud went out into extreme environments for a week at a time, alone. He filmed his own productions. After three years, he got burnt out. His long time wife left him and took his kids, and he decided to take things easy for awhile. He's a folk musician and shows up at different venues playing his brand of Canadian folk music with his fellow band members. After awhile he had to go back to work because music might have been fun but it wasn't very remunerative. He did a short lived show for the Discovery Channel where he went out and lived with small tribes of indigenous people. To be honest, I had a hard time staying interested, since it was really an anthropology show and not very survival oriented. The series was cancelled after one season. Subsequent to that, Stroud did two specials. Each was a two hour version of the old Survivorman show, one set in the region of Baja Mexico and one in Norway.
This new season starting tonight promises to be good. Stroud has always been a nice guy, honest and unpretentious. I hope this takes off for him.