Naked and Afraid

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 13 Seasons
  • 6.6  (3,725)

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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Buffalo Bait
6. Buffalo Bait
September 5, 2021
In South Africa, two fans attempt a 14-day challenge in the middle of dangerous cape buffalo territory. But heavy rains and erratic temperatures test their couch-to-wilderness skills like never before.
On the Brink
5. On the Brink
August 29, 2021
Two fans are ready to take on 14 days in the brutal landscape of South Africa. But will killing their own food and drinking rank water prove to be more difficult to endure than they anticipated?
No Food, No Water, No Dates
4. No Food, No Water, No Dates
August 22, 2021
Sixteen single survivalists migrate across multiple islands in the search of the perfect partner.
The Death Ledge
3. The Death Ledge
August 15, 2021
Three young survivalists test their skills in the coastal rainforest of Ecuador where they risk their lives scaling a massive rock cliff to forage for food.
Two is a Crowd
2. Two is a Crowd
August 8, 2021
Lynsey, a survivalist who thrives in partnerships, finds herself at odds with her companion Darvil, whose lone-wolf tendencies become destructive in the grueling landscape of Lapalala, South Africa.
Baskets and Bullet Ants
1. Baskets and Bullet Ants
August 1, 2021
All-stars Fernando and Dani land in a forbidding rainforest in Ecuador for their third challenge, where jaguars, caiman, anacondas and bullet ants are on the prowl. But their divergent approaches to primitive survival might do them in first.
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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 13 seasons (185 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  (3,725)