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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, 71 Episodes
June 23, 2013
Reality
6.7/10
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Naked and Afraid Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Naked Confessions: Comfort With Nudity Clip (01:37) New Sensation in India Clip (03:17) Bare and Ballsy Clip (02:36) To Cuddle or Not to Cuddle? Clip (01:19) No Trust With Tools Clip (01:13) Naked Confessions: After Everglades Clip (05:52) Naked and Goofy Clip (00:56)