What You Need To Know:
In episode one (“Operation Jungle Rescue, Part 1”) of Bear Grylls’ new Netflix show YOU VS. WILD, audiences are dropped alongside Grylls into a dense jungle. Grylls is tasked with locating a doctor who has gone missing while delivering medicine to a remote village. While tramping through the jungle, Grylls puts decisions into the viewer’s hands. Will you cross a ravine on a log or a vine? Are you better off climbing a tree or following the sounds of howler monkeys?
Director Ben Simms and the writing team built a series of choices that are complex and interrelated. Early decisions (like whether to bring a grapping hook) are important later (like when you’re stuck down a cliff and need a climbing tool). Grylls also teaches several important survival lessons through the episode (like never to swim against an ocean current when trying to get to shore). Trying different choices yields engaging new stories and situations, so replays are recommended! Mild survival violence and some gore make the show unsuitable for very young viewers, but families with older children will enjoy it. Wisdom and selfless heroism are at the core of this episode’s moral worldview.
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|1.3||04/10/2019||Searching for a Saint Bernard||+3|
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