Reality shows that follow the lives of people are gaining massive popularity and acclaim these days. The popularity of this genre only increased after shows like ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ and ‘Very Cavallari‘. With the increasing number of series in this genre, it was about time that makers made these shows unique in their own way. This is exactly what the producers of ‘Raising Wild’ have done.
In this show, we focus on the members of a family who have decided to live close to nature. They have built a homestead in the wilderness and have learnt all the skills to secure food without using any modern resources. The show is produced by the company, This is Just a Test. Aengus James, Colin King Miller, Deborah Ridpath, and Ken Snow are the executive producers. Other executive producers include Kate Murphy and Andy Howard.
Raising Wild Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Raising Wild’ mainly comprises of the Hines family. The patriarch of the household, Brett Hines, is the man responsible behind their unique way of living. He was a counter-intelligence officer and a military contractor who left his job after spending two decades in the service. It is Bret who decides that the family has not been able to gel well and that they need to be together and have to survive close to nature in order to create a bond. The series focuses on the adventures of Bret, his wife Wendy, and their children Nathan, Sarah, her husband Drew, Joshua, Evelyn, Ariel, and Daniel.
Raising Wild Plot: What is it about?
Most reality shows that follow the lives of people usually focus on the lives of celebrities. What makes this series special is that it is about a family and their unique way of life. They live very close to nature and are able to sustain their lives without using any technology which we have taken for granted in our highly mechanized lives. These people live off the wilderness, gather food, power, heat, and other basic necessities of life for themselves while also bonding with each other over their ways of survival. Bret had learnt several ways of survival while working for the army, and the skills he learnt are being used by the family for their existence as well.
In the show, we see how Bret teaches the youngest member of the family, 12-year-old Daniel, the importance of having each other’s backs. He explains to Daniel that curiosity is good, but one that lands you into threatening situations should be avoided. We also see the family bonding over cooking food, gathering raw material, and building structures as required.
The show essentially holds up a mirror to our own lives. These days we cannot dream of a life without the internet, smartphones, and the various applications which we use daily through them. However, this ever-increasing dependency on technology is causing us to grow apart from one another as social media has become the place where all the communications are done. We are cramped up in small apartments in urban areas where even getting a look at sunrise becomes difficult with the ever-increasing number of skyscrapers. It is through the Hines family that we can see how distant we have become from nature and each other. The show can give many people a slight push to go and explore human connections and human bondings with nature.