Naked and Afraid

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 14 Seasons
  • 6.6  (4,069)

Naked and Afraid is an exhilarating Discovery Channel reality television series that tests the limits of the human body and mind. The series follows the day-to-day lives of a man and woman who, upon first meeting each other, are dropped into the wilderness for three weeks. In accordance with the show's title, the couple spends the entirety of those three weeks naked and afraid. Each episode follows a new couple, who meet each other, unclothe themselves, and promptly take off on their journey into the wilderness. The two survivalists are given nothing but a satchel containing very limited supplies. Among them is the personal camera that they will use two document their exploits. In addition, each participant is allowed to bring one single personal item with them to help them out. Aside from the map they are given, the personal item they bring, and each other, participants have no help whatsoever. There is, of course, a camera crew present to film most of the episode, but they are not allowed to interact with the participants in any way. If one or more participant is unable to cope with the situation, however, they are given the option to quit the challenge and tap out. The television audience is updated occasionally throughout each episode about how much time has past, what day it is, and how much time the couple has left until they can be picked up by helicopter. Additional features of the series include periodic PSR, or Primitive Survival Rating, updates, which are scores based on the mental and physical fortitude exhibited by the couple throughout the 21 days. At the conclusion of each episode, after the couple's time in the wilderness has finally concluded and they are rescued by helicopter, before and after body-weight images and measurements are also shown to emphasize the effects of their time in the wild. Naked and Afraid is a daring attempt at reality television. It takes a tried and tested premise of dumping people in the wild with no outside help and adds a novel twist to the matter: having them be naked the entire time. As a survivalist-based reality television series, Naked and Afraid certainly accomplishes what it sets out to do.

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Seasons
Valley of the Leopards
13. Valley of the Leopards
April 24, 2022
A fan survivalist pair sup with a military vet in an attempt to conquer Zambia.
The Labyrinth
12. The Labyrinth
April 17, 2022
An anthropologist and mountaineer take shelter in a labyrinth of caves in Colombia, but are plagued by bats, swarming bees and unpredictable storms.
Abandoned Village
11. Abandoned Village
April 18, 2022
Two survivalists try to endure 21 days in the wreckage of an abandoned village in Botswana's Okavango Delta, where aggressive hippos have claimed the territory.
Mazed and Confused
10. Mazed and Confused
April 17, 2022
An anthropologist and mountaineer team up in a network of caves in Central Colombia filled with disease-carrying bats, swarms of bees and a savannah reaching triple-digit temperatures.
Battle of the Sexes
9. Battle of the Sexes
April 10, 2022
Two women and two men face off in South Africa to see who can survive 21 days. Pursued by leopards, lions and hyenas, who will tap first -- the men or the women?
Legends and Rookies
8. Legends and Rookies
April 3, 2022
Legends Max and Rylie are paired with two fans in South Africa.
Opposites Don't Attract
7. Opposites Don't Attract
March 27, 2022
A wilderness EMT and a hard-headed homesteader try to survive in a coastal Colombian jungle. But when their priorities clash, their partnership becomes volatile.
Valley of the Leopards
6. Valley of the Leopards
March 20, 2022
Fan survivalist Matt, notorious for his former partner sharting in their water source, teams up with environmentalist, Kerra, to take on 21-days in Zambia. Dropped in a valley teaming with leopards, will he have another environmental disaster?
Next Gen Survival
5. Next Gen Survival
March 20, 2022
For the first time, two young adult kids of veteran survivalists try to prove they are as good as their parents when they take on 21-days in a dense Mexican rainforest where they face pumas, jaguars and deadly fer de lance snakes.
The Spectrum of Survival
4. The Spectrum of Survival
March 13, 2022
A wilderness guide and a software engineer diagnosed with Asperger's try to survive in the Botswana desert. Herds of aggressive elephants threaten their security at night, but their biggest hurdle is learning to communicate with each other.
Fallen Farmer
3. Fallen Farmer
March 6, 2022
A transgender Vet and a South African Farmer tackle Zambia
Haunted and Hungry
2. Haunted and Hungry
February 27, 2022
A former Marine sniper and a Mississippi mom try to endure 21 days in a haunted Colombian swamp. But extreme humidity, insects and infection prove more difficult to endure than any legends.
Curse of the Chiapas
1. Curse of the Chiapas
February 27, 2022
A football coach and midwife attempt to overcome the curse of Chiapas, Mexico, a location so daunting that no survivalist has completed 21 days. But their radically different approaches to survival hurt their ability to endure.
Naked and Afraid Trailer
101. Naked and Afraid Trailer
February 10, 2022
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Description

Naked and Afraid is an exhilarating Discovery Channel reality television series that tests the limits of the human body and mind. The series follows the day-to-day lives of a man and woman who, upon first meeting each other, are dropped into the wilderness for three weeks. In accordance with the show's title, the couple spends the entirety of those three weeks naked and afraid.

Each episode follows a new couple, who meet each other, unclothe themselves, and promptly take off on their journey into the wilderness. The two survivalists are given nothing but a satchel containing very limited supplies. Among them is the personal camera that they will use two document their exploits. In addition, each participant is allowed to bring one single personal item with them to help them out.

Aside from the map they are given, the personal item they bring, and each other, participants have no help whatsoever. There is, of course, a camera crew present to film most of the episode, but they are not allowed to interact with the participants in any way. If one or more participant is unable to cope with the situation, however, they are given the option to quit the challenge and tap out.

The television audience is updated occasionally throughout each episode about how much time has past, what day it is, and how much time the couple has left until they can be picked up by helicopter. Additional features of the series include periodic PSR, or Primitive Survival Rating, updates, which are scores based on the mental and physical fortitude exhibited by the couple throughout the 21 days. At the conclusion of each episode, after the couple's time in the wilderness has finally concluded and they are rescued by helicopter, before and after body-weight images and measurements are also shown to emphasize the effects of their time in the wild.

Naked and Afraid is a daring attempt at reality television. It takes a tried and tested premise of dumping people in the wild with no outside help and adds a novel twist to the matter: having them be naked the entire time. As a survivalist-based reality television series, Naked and Afraid certainly accomplishes what it sets out to do.

Naked and Afraid is a series that is currently running and has 14 seasons (199 episodes). The series first aired on June 23, 2013.

Where to Watch Naked and Afraid

Naked and Afraid is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Naked and Afraid on demand at Amazon Prime and Philo and Amazon and Hulu and Vudu and FuboTV and Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play and Apple TV and Discovery and.

  • Premiere Date
    June 23, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (4,069)