Naked and Afraid

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 12 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,479)

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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Come Hell and Black Water
11. Come Hell and Black Water
April 18, 2021
Florida's brutal black water swamp pushes a hard-headed homesteader and an elite military Alpha male to their limits. Threatened by venomous snakes, dangerous wild boar and torrential rains, the clashing survivalist must work together or fail alone.
Bite Me
10. Bite Me
April 18, 2021
Surrounded by crocodiles, leopards and venomous snakes, survivalist band together against the South African bush. But scorpion and aggressive tick -- in the most vulnerable parts of the body -- put their challenge at risk.
Okay, Boomer
9. Okay, Boomer
April 11, 2021
A pair pushing 50 and a pair in their 20s take on the Sonoran Desert.
Monkey Business
8. Monkey Business
April 4, 2021
An Australian bushman and American biologist form an intimate bond as they take on the Namibian desert together. The relationship grows as they search for scarce food along a thin stretch of raging river while territorial baboons track them at every turn.
Shark Attack
7. Shark Attack
April 4, 2021
When nature calls, a fan's risky survival strategy backfires.
A Tangled Web in Texas
6. A Tangled Web in Texas
March 28, 2021
After surviving a nearly fatal car crash, an impulsive adventurer is paired with a cautious archaeologist in the Texas desert. Stalked by mountain lions and tarantulas, this odd couple must work together to endure scorching days and frigid nights.
Stars Against the Storm
5. Stars Against the Storm
March 21, 2021
All-Stars Wes and Suzänne take on Ecuador's relentless rainforest
Sandtrapped
4. Sandtrapped
March 21, 2021
Upon completing his 14-day Fan Challenge, Dan, a biologist from Hawaii, attempts 21 days in a completely foreign landscape, the blistering Chihuahua Desert. Paired with a leathersmith, he takes on rattlesnakes, stinging fire ants and bone-chilling nights.
The Devil's Woods
3. The Devil's Woods
March 14, 2021
The frigid Montana wilderness pushes the survivalists' partnership over the edge. As they struggle to work together, wildlife including bears and aggressive moose circle their camp. Plummeting temperatures create the need for drastic action.
Mile-High Clubbed
2. Mile-High Clubbed
January 31, 2021
The mile-high altitude of Colorado's Rockies tests two strangers ability to adapt and survive. Black bears are not only a predator threat but compete for limited resources. Storms roll in, bringing hailstorms and hypothermic conditions.
No Rain, No Gain
1. No Rain, No Gain
March 7, 2021
Torrential downpours hammer the survivalists as soon as they're dropped into the Georgia rainforest. Pushed by the weather, mountain lions, black bears and poisonous copperheads, the pair create a bond that leads to a life-changing decision.
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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 12 seasons (179 episodes). The series first aired on June 23, 2013.

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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  (3,479)