I Shouldn't Be Alive

I Shouldn't Be Alive

  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 6 Seasons
  • 8.1  (1,944)

I Shouldn't Be Alive is a program composed of the testimonies of people who have survived various situations in which death was all but certain and various staged reenactments of the story told by the survivor. Such stories are told as people on a yacht getting caught in a storm and after the yacht sinks surviving in shark infested waters, traveling into the amazon and contracting trenchfoot, getting lost, and nearly starving to death, as well as being trapped under a bolder, taking a wrong turn and ending up stuck deep in a snowy national park, stepping on landmines and subsequently being kidnapped in Mozambique, getting shipwrecked on a deserted island, and surviving a plane crash in the middle of nowhere in Africa. The program shifts from the testimony of those that survived a situation telling what is more often than not a heart-wrenching and frightening tale of their near-death experience in a place they never intended to find themselves to the dramatic reenactments of the events that possess a quality not unlike the old American shows "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Fact or Fiction". Between the real stories and dramatizations, the viewer could quite easily find himself fully engaged in these stories as if they, themselves, were there. The other focus on the show is the underlying story of the how these people survived the scenario they were despite all odds being stacked against them. Sometimes the survivors describe conserving water and signaling for help to be the thing they did that allowed them to survive. Sometimes, as in the case of the man trapped underneath the boulder, a friend already with them and has some prior knowledge of medicine or survival tactics is their only hope of surviving. In other situations, such as the Israeli gentlemen being lost in the Amazon jungle, they know that most travel is by boat and walk the river in order to be discovered and rescued more easily and are only found after they have already given up due to nearly succumbing to starvation and fatigue.

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Seasons
Perfect Storm
6. Perfect Storm
February 24, 2012
A rare, violent storm threatens the lives of the crew of a rescue helicopter.
Lost in the Jungle
5. Lost in the Jungle
February 17, 2012
A sightseeing tour to Mayan ruins turns deadly when one traveller becomes lost in the dense, unforgving jungle. In temperatures exceeding 100 degrees and with no food or water, one man faces a desperate fight for his life.
Escape from Bear Mountain
4. Escape from Bear Mountain
October 14, 2011
Two men find themselves stranded in an Alaskan wilderness full of bears after their plane crashes.
Dive of Terror
3. Dive of Terror
October 14, 2011
A scuba diver's worst nightmare comes true when he gets carried out to sea by an unsuspecting rip current.
Chasm of Death
2. Chasm of Death
October 7, 2011
Three friends become trapped in a canyon and fight for their lives before the elements eliminate them one by one.
Volcano Vacation Hell
1. Volcano Vacation Hell
October 7, 2011
A tourist on his dream vacation in Hawaii becomes desperate when he's lost while sightseeing a volcano. Now, he is faced with a five day battle to live in this arid, dry, lunar landscape.
Description

I Shouldn't Be Alive is a program composed of the testimonies of people who have survived various situations in which death was all but certain and various staged reenactments of the story told by the survivor.

Such stories are told as people on a yacht getting caught in a storm and after the yacht sinks surviving in shark infested waters, traveling into the amazon and contracting trenchfoot, getting lost, and nearly starving to death, as well as being trapped under a bolder, taking a wrong turn and ending up stuck deep in a snowy national park, stepping on landmines and subsequently being kidnapped in Mozambique, getting shipwrecked on a deserted island, and surviving a plane crash in the middle of nowhere in Africa.

The program shifts from the testimony of those that survived a situation telling what is more often than not a heart-wrenching and frightening tale of their near-death experience in a place they never intended to find themselves to the dramatic reenactments of the events that possess a quality not unlike the old American shows "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Fact or Fiction". Between the real stories and dramatizations, the viewer could quite easily find himself fully engaged in these stories as if they, themselves, were there.

The other focus on the show is the underlying story of the how these people survived the scenario they were despite all odds being stacked against them. Sometimes the survivors describe conserving water and signaling for help to be the thing they did that allowed them to survive. Sometimes, as in the case of the man trapped underneath the boulder, a friend already with them and has some prior knowledge of medicine or survival tactics is their only hope of surviving. In other situations, such as the Israeli gentlemen being lost in the Amazon jungle, they know that most travel is by boat and walk the river in order to be discovered and rescued more easily and are only found after they have already given up due to nearly succumbing to starvation and fatigue.I Shouldn't Be Alive is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (62 episodes). The series first aired on October 28, 2005.

Where to Watch I Shouldn't Be Alive

I Shouldn't Be Alive is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch I Shouldn't Be Alive on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 28, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,944)