Well, this is a tough one, but there is one show I enjoy....
The object of Mantracker is for the Prey to reach a designated finish line some 17 to 60 kilometres away without getting caught by the Mantracker within a pre-determined period of time (usually 36 hours). The Mantracker's goal is to catch the Prey before they reach the finish line, within the designated time period. There is no prize for succeeding, other than "bragging rights" and personal satisfaction.
Each episode features a two-person team of Prey who usually (but not always) have a pre-existing relationship. The Prey have varying wilderness survival skills and physical fitness levels. The only items provided to the prey are a map (which includes the location of finish line) and a compass for navigation. The Prey also carry the gear they consider necessary to complete the challenge. The Prey determine for themselves how to avoid capture.
The Mantracker does not meet the team before the chase or know their destination. Travelling on horseback and aided by a local guide (known as the "Sidekick"), the Mantracker relies on his tracking skills to trail them, though some equipment (such as regular and infrared binoculars) is sometimes used.
The Prey are given a head start, usually about 2 kilometres, although in more rugged terrain that distance may be greater. The chase is started by a flare gun fired from the Prey's position. The Prey head towards the finish, using the terrain to hide their location. The Mantracker and his Sidekick ride to where they believe the Prey began and attempt to determine the direction in which they are headed.
The Prey travel through varied terrain, often going off-trail and "bushwhacking" through dense brush, over hills, rocky ground, and even rivers and lakes to reach the finish line and to escape the Mantracker. The race often includes overnight camping, but there is no pre-set stopping point on day one or starting time on day two. Although the Prey travel on foot, they can use other transportation modes. For example, in one episode the Prey hitchhikeda ride for a short distance. In another episode, the Prey used rock climbing gear to scale down a steep cliff.
Unless time runs out, the race ends when the Prey successfully arrive at the finish line or if the Mantracker or the Sidekick captures them. To capture the Prey, the Mantracker or the Sidekick must tag or somehow block their movement, but if the rider and horse get close enough, the Prey often concedes. If one of the Prey is caught, the remaining one can continue alone.
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The only Canadian TV show I've ever really watched on a regular basis was Trailer Park Boys.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance, and even our very existence depends on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.
Can't beat the drama of Sunnyvale Trailer Park...I love that every season starts with Ricky and Julian getting out of prison, and every season ends with them going back.
@Beavis - So true, so very, very true. Haha.
Almost all of the TV I watch is from the USA and England. So, if any Canadians here, or folks who watch Canadian TV, can recommend some good Canadian comedies I would be much obliged.