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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
8 Seasons, 88 Episodes
June 23, 2013
Reality
6.7/10
Cast: Michael Brown
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Naked and Afraid Full Episode Guide

  • After a nationwide search, six lucky fans get selected to take on a special 14-day survival challenge.

  • Six daring adventurers brave the fiercest of elements across the globe.

  • On this fan episode of Naked and Afraid, pro surfer Anastasia Ashley, and YouTuber Cory Williams take their shot at surviving Naked and Afraid. Do they have what it takes to survive completely unplugged from civilization in the jungles of Belize?

  • An Army vet and a newly-married man grapple with gender norms as they take on the mountains of Croatia. Extreme hunger and frigid temperatures force this unlikely pair to bond together, but a vicious storm threatens to rip them apart.

  • A mom and an adventure addict drop into the cloud forest of Ecuador; unbearably wet conditions, violent lightning, cabin fever, trench foot and finger-slicing machetes threaten to keep the pair from completing their 21-day challenge.

  • A mother of four and a country boy are dropped into the jaguar filled jungle of Belize. While they hunt for food, something is hunting them, and the mental part of the challenge gets to them both. Can they survive the jungle and themselves?

  • A surfer from Hawaii and an ex-military take on the Texas countryside, surrounded by armadillo, bighorn sheep and vicious wild boar; as they battle starvation and face a potentially fatal flood, their skills get fully put to the test.

  • For the first time on the show, a divemaster and a Navy Seal become stranded at sea, facing exposure to deadly sharks and heatstroke.

  • Discover the grueling locations the survivalists will encounter and what some of their most dangerous threats and challenges will be. Get up close and personal with six pairs of new survivalists.

  • 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.

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