I am not big on TV, but when I just need to unwind without a cocktail, I will turn on the tube to see what’s on. My mindless go-to is “Law and Order,” but finding no episodes, I fumbled around the dial and found Discovery Channel’s show, “Naked and Afraid.” I had seen a couple of promos and dismissed it as “Survivor” without clothes, all about getting eyeballs. But after sitting there and watching three back-to-back episodes, I realized how wrong I was.
The premise of “Naked and Afraid” is that two strangers with survival skills, a man and a woman, are dropped off at a desolate and dangerous area without clothing. They bring one tool and a sling purse. Period. The goal: to survive for 21 days.
Aside from the occasional butt shot, the nakedness gets fuzzed out for the TV. But the lack of clothing adds whole new dimension of seriousness to the challenge. What would you do if [Read more…]