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Naked and Afraid 

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Reality show where two strangers (typically 1 male, 1female) try to survive in the wild for 21 days, naked.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Each week, a new pair of total strangers are faced with the ultimate survival challenge: survive for 21 days together with no clothes or supplies in some of the most dangerous environments in the world. In addition to the landscape itself working against the duo, the local wildlife looks to prey on them as well. Of course, the biggest complication for any of the couples might end up being their own clashing egos. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson stated that Daniel Day-Lewis was "particularly obsessed a few years ago with Naked and Afraid". Paul claimed Daniel was recommending the show enthusiastically and tuned in each week. See more »

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Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Tim Allen/Zach Woods/Saint Motel (2020) See more »

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They Should Be Afraid
1 August 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

This show is about survival in the wild. Two unrelated contestants--one male, one female--are deposited in a natural setting where they try to survive for 21 days. Each person is permitted to bring one item with him (e.g. a machete), so it is not a truly unaided survival, but it is very close. There is little interference from the crew of the show.

I have watched three episodes so far. In each case, the environments were harsh. The hazards ranged from biting insects or wild boar to days of rain or shark-infested waters. So far, no one has had an easy time of it.

As you watch the show, it is impossible not to project yourself into the situation. This is a real, human drama that anyone could relate to.

Some viewers see gender politics in the show. It is natural to make comparisons between the partners, but it is more satisfying to view the contestants as individuals. Each is given a Primitive Survival Rating at the beginning of the show--based upon skills, experience and mental makeup--and their is no component for gender. At the end of the show, their ratings are updated, based upon new skills learned and the strengths and weaknesses revealed.

As we watch the show, we learn. Time (daylight) is a resource many do not measure. It must be used effectively. Other primary values are water, food and fire. The primitive environment is hostile. Even the sun can be an enemy. Each environment has its own set of threats--and that is one reason this show is interesting. Each team must evaluate its distinctive environment and quickly react to its threats and resources. In the early hours of each adventure, the smart survivalist benefits from a healthy dose of fear.


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Discovery [United States]

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23 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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