Not that this is really important, but it just irritates the hell out of me.
There's a "reality" television show on the Discovery Channel called "Mantracker" in which a modern-day cowboy/backwoodsman/second-rate-Marlboro-Man-knockoff is called upon to basically hunt two complete morons who have volunteered to run around in the wilderness while being followed about by a television production crew. Somehow, this is supposed to be entertaining. It mostly isn't -- unless there's hot chicks being chased. There's a few things obviously wrong with this "game";
a) The "Prey" is starting from a known location and expected to win by beating Mantracker to another known location. Therefore, Mantracker begins the"game" with an advantage; he knows where the finish line is, and his "local guide" can be expected to be at least familiar enough with the terrain to know the best routes to that finish line.
b) The Prey is almost constantly being filmed or taped, as is Mantracker. If Mantracker can't find any sign of the Prey (assuming the Prey is half-way intelligent enough to cover it's tracks/hide it's progress), how do you know he isn't just following the freakin' camera crews tracks, or zeroing in on pre-ordained "waypoints" where the camera crew is already waiting for the Prey to arrive?
c) Very few folks actually beat Mantracker, and when they do, it's usually because Mantracker is about as smart as a doberman with a brain tumor -- which tells you something about the Prey, doesn't it? -- and makes a fundamental mistake (like not following the trail of the camera crew?), or they use a strategy of blazing a trail through terrain where Mantraker's horse can't follow easily. Which is like, duh!, the one strategy you should use all the time.
d) Mantracker and his guide ride horses, the Prey is on foot. It would be much more impressive if Mantracker didn't have the ability to cover far more ground per day than the moronic City-Slicker-Watermelon-Green-metrosexual-wanna-bes (i.e. "Outdoorsy Types") he's typically hunting.
Someone should get this crap off the air, as it has no redeeming value whatsoever and is incredibly tedious, predictable, and boring.
I'm beginning to think the days of the Reality TV show might be coming to an end if this poorly-thought-out premise actually made it to a TV screen. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel, here.