The first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, Ed Stafford, undertakes an extreme physical and mental survival challenge as he lands naked and alone on the island of Olorua with only his brain and bare hands to keep him alive. From the very moment he lands on the island, Stafford is on a race to stay alive as he can only last three days without water and three weeks without food.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Naked Castaway - Naked and Afraid - Netflix
Naked and Afraid is an American reality series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The seventh season premiered Sunday March 5, 2017. Each episode chronicles the lives of two survivalists (1 man; 1 woman) who meet for the first time and are given the task of surviving a stay in the wilderness naked for 21 days. After they meet in the assigned locale, the partners must find and/or produce water, food, shelter, and clothing within the environment.
Naked Castaway - Critical reception - Netflix
By the time of the 2015 season premiere, Brian Moylan of The Guardian called it the “best reality show on television” as it “takes the outrageousness of other reality genres, but applies it to celebrate human strength and fortitude rather than exploiting the frailty and narcissism of those that just want to be noticed.” Reviewing the premiere in 2013, Brian Lowry of Variety found Naked and Afraid to be “typical of the genre, but it's still kind of a risible kick, if only for how seriously the show takes itself.” Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media, and David Hinckley of the New York Daily News, gave the show 3 out of 5 stars. Mike Hale of The New York Times expressed skepticism that the dangers implied by the situations faced by the couples in each episode were authentic, even by the standards of reality television, observing that the couple in the series premiere appeared to be cleaner and more shaven than he'd have expected. Hale also was not impressed with the interaction between the two participants, whose personalities he found uninteresting, stating that he found the snake bite suffered by the field producer shown in the beginning of the episode to be more riveting.
Naked Castaway - References - Netflix