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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.

Sunday 10:00 pm/et on Discovery Channel
7 Seasons, 79 Episodes
June 23, 2013
Reality
6.7/10
Cast: Michael Brown
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Naked and Afraid Full Episode Guide

  • Former military man, Chance is paired with an optimistic naturalist, Melissa, in the Amazon Jungle. Humidity, violent storms, caiman, and red-bellied piranha are just some of the threats they face, and if they make it to Day 21 they're in for a big twis

  • A survival-savvy yoga teacher and a custom knife maker face deadly spiders and ticks in the jungle of Colombia.

  • Jeremy and Melanie carry on their challenge in the haunted swamps of Louisiana, enduring endangerment from predators as they look for food.

  • A survivalist and an Air Force veteran try to survive in the swamps of Louisiana, but there is trouble in the partnership.

  • A marine veteran and a spunky Southern girl confront constant downpours, cabin fever, peril from predators, lack of rest and extreme hunger in the Panamanian Jungle.

  • A California Buddhist and an Oregon fisherman try their abilities against the harsh Australian outback.

  • Two fans, a single mother and an optimistic newcomer, are chosen to confront a special 14-day survival challenge on the coast of South Africa.

  • A survival teacher and a military retiree are placed on the volcano-ravaged island of Montserrat; they have alternate survival styles but discover a way to work together.

  • Daytime presents its own dangers, but come night fall the survivalists are faced with a whole new set of threats.

  • A former Marine and a stonemason take on armies of stinging red ants and bubbling mud volcanoes on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

  • An extreme athlete and a book smart bartender take on an Ecuadorian cloud forest where it rains every day.

  • In the Season 7 opener, a wild child and retired sergeant are marooned in the Belize Jungle after a hurricane that threatens their whole challenge.

  • Series highlights are shown. Featuring, how the contestants took on the challenges unique to their terrain along with crafty ways of coping with homesickness and the chores of daily life.

  • A book-smart greenhorn and a rock climber take around Namibian savannah. A former survivalist returns.

  • A wilderness teacher and an adventurer endure the rain forests of Honduras.

  • A survivalist and a martial arts lover trail through the lakebeds of Nicaragua.

  • Bares All showcases some of Naked and Afraid's most exotic locations and catches up with the survivalists who offer their opinions after the challenge.

  • A resilient mom from Washington is paired with a quirky spider-lover and dropped into the remote Seminole Forest of Florida. Terrorized by huge gators and 550-pound black bears, they are driven to their physical and emotional breaking points.

  • A special operations vet group up with a single mom to fight overflowing rains, flash floods, and illness in Thailand's Sai Rung River Valley.

  • After a typhoon scatters debris through a Philippine forest, a stay-at-home mom and stubborn trucker try to find a way to survive there. Combating sickness and no food, they come together and ward off hunger by eating a skunk.

  • An athlete and a stay-at-home father tackle the jungles of Belize. They'll come up against jaguars, snakes and extreme weather.

  • A biology student and an survival teacher go to Croatia.

  • A horse trainer and a wilderness instructor survive in the jungles of the Amazon rainforest.

  • A marine biologist and a veteran encounter cold rain, bears and moose as they travel through Canada with no clothes on.

  • A self-proclaimed "`king of the forest'' and an endurance athlete are put to the test in the Alabama backwoods, but when hunger gets the best of them, they are forced to extreme measures.

  • Survivalists endure inhospitable places, covering six continents.

  • When there are no sparks in the Panamanian jungle, an ex-cop and a self-described wild child clash over cuddling. But when the challenge overwhelms one of them, the other must forage, trap and even kill to keep a glimmer of hope alive.

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