Reality show where two strangers (typically 1 male, 1female) try to survive in the wild for 21 days, naked.
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Michael Brown Michael Brown ...  Narrator 123 episodes, 2013-2021


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 2017, contestants Jason Gassaway and Lacey Jones talked to People magazine about being naked the first time. Gassaway said, "When I took my clothes off, I was like, 'okay, it's go time.' There's a camera guy, a sound guy, medics and producers, and there's like five dudes watching me get naked. I was like, 'yeah, this is a little odd. I'm not in a locker room after a baseball game. I'm naked in the jungle with a bunch of guys watching me.' Nudity doesn't bother me. That's how we were born, that's what we were given. I couldn't care less who sees me naked." Jones said, "Honestly, it wasn't hard for me at all. You're talking to the girl who got expelled from school in junior high for skinny dipping! The part that was strange was meeting this stranger, this man and he was completely naked. He went for a hug the first time we met, and I was like, 'um, side hug?' [Laughs] But I looked at him, and my first thought was 'awesome. This is going to be my greatest asset. He's strong; he can help me build my shelter.' As we went on, we got used to the nudity. We'd get into the shelter at night, and he's so big that he'd have to kind of worm his way in, and his butt was in my face. So that was weird, but it became normal." See more »

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Seems More Like Gender Politics Than A Survival Experiment.
23 July 2013 | by bilromultimediaSee all my reviews

I gave this series 6 / 10 stars because the basic premise is fascinating ; "Let's see if modern humans can survive under precisely the same conditions that our prehistoric ancestors faced" - and also - because I really do think that it is useful in educating others on the importance of learning how to survive and make it in the absence of a grocery store or an iphone. After watching nearly all of the episodes in the series (because it clearly "seems" to have more redeeming social and academic value than CBS television's "Survivor" reality game show, and because a certain measure of voyeurism is completely natural) - I have noticed a rather statistically unacceptable trend in this exercise. Of all of the "Adams and Eves" that they have released nude into harshness, so far - ALL of the men have been failures at this exercise - as well as occasionally behaving in ways reminiscent of wimps, cry babies, klutzes, pompous braggers, and dullards - where - despite supposedly having extensive survival training and experience - they have nonetheless been totally faced, owned, out survived, and left behind by their female counterparts.

Although obviously there are vast numbers of strong, powerful women out there who could probably survive in a jungle as successfully as Donald Trump can turn over real estate - I find it hard to believe - given human history, that they (men) could come out looking this pathetic - this often - in comparison to their female counterparts. Don't get me wrong - I am, in fact, NOT a Neanderthal - but with apologies to all radical, militant, man hating, ultrafeminist, penis envying neurotics out there - history didn't turn out this way. Sorry to some of you ladies (and some of you gentlemen as well - sadly) if I have offended you personally by being a tad bit factual.

This seems to me to be yet another male bashing campaign, like the animated works of Seth Mcfarlane and Matt Groenig (who are ironically men - go figure - their shows are still funny though), and almost every situation comedy made after the close of the Norman Lear era of Television. This "experiment" seems so totally rigged and stacked - that it feels like loaded dice in a back alley craps game. As a male - I can't help but feel like I'm watching my gender get slammed yet again.

This program seems like militant feminist propaganda. It reinforces a viewpoint that we men are all childish idiots - or at least weaker and less capable, therefore inferior. Either that - or casting must be getting their male participants from areas where no one's ever heard of a football, or the ground water is seriously tainted.

Maybe future episodes will be more even keeled and balanced - but in a way - I seriously doubt it.

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23 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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