- 10 Seasons
"I Survived," is a Biography channel original program that centers around the life and situations of three different people each episode. The show is done in a story telling style. Each person tells how they survived their brush with death and how they overcame the odds to survive. The individuals telling their story, are not just adults but, teens and some children. The situations depicted in this series range from domestic disputes, to kidnappings and hostage situations. There are also tales that involve tornados and fires just to name a few. Not all survival situations that are depicted in this series are of a criminal nature. Some involve vacation accidents such as wilderness injuries and sinking boats with victims being stranded at sea. You even have home accidents that lead to life and death situations such as farm equipment malfunctions. Athe show presents each story like a soap opera. You continuously move back an forth between each of the interviewed survivors until their story is finished. As they tell their story, a short picture representation is shown of the location so that you can get the idea of how the area looked that the survivor was in. At the end of each tale an outcome of the survival story is written on the screen so that you can get closure to the story. An example of this would be a kidnappers jail sentence report or if a tornado victim has rebuilt their home. "I Survived," is a real first person look at the things people do in order to stay alive in the most harrowing of situations. This program is both educational and inspirational.