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Naked and Afraid" 2013 season thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by heySkippy, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #21 of 142
    Waldorf

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    Since it was on Discovery and there's no real prize involved, I was hoping for a more documentary style approach than what we're getting which is a few blurs away from something they'd show on CBS. I was also looking forward to modern man's knowledge vs primitive man's circumstances with regards to things like hunting wild game which hasn't really played out.

    Fans of the genre - of Survivor Man, Man vs Wild, etc. are they all fully clothed with a survival kit, tools, production crew and such? Just wondering which (if any) offer more of a "pure" experience. Naked Castaway looked promising, but last night's showing was a repeat of the Grand Canyon tightrope walker guy.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2013 #22 of 142
    JFriday

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    I've enjoyed both episodes. Crazy what they put themselves through for no cash prize. The girl in the 2nd episode lost so much weight, she looked so skinny at the end.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2013 #23 of 142
    TiVo'Brien

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    The girl in the second episode gave up on the 'naked' part of the show pretty early on in the episode. I guess making clothes wasn't prohibited.

    I would have done the show, but never without *shoes or sunscreen*! OUCH! :eek:
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #24 of 142
    philw1776

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    No cash prize but when you look at these folks resumes, being on this show will help them rake in bucks in their chosen careers as an adventure guide etc. Street cred.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 #25 of 142
    Hank

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    I just ran through the "punk'd" version. If you FF through it, there's a brown "Extended Scene" box in the top left corner you can stop on and watch. Besides that, there are a few "pop up video" like fact boxes, along with dozens of stupid tweets from people. Those I just ignored and watched the extended scenes. You're not really missing much.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 #26 of 142
    Bob Coxner

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    Naked Castaway is excellent. It's as pure survival as you can get. Like Survivorman the host is alone and does all his own filming. However, he beats even Les Stroud by being dumped on a deserted island totally naked. He doesn't even get the "personal item" they're allowed on Naked and Afraid. I highly recommend it.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2013 #27 of 142
    philw1776

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    I now see how our species has survived. Females really git er done with the survival stuff. Amazing.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2013 #28 of 142
    Hank

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    I think they should rename the series: Will they #@<%?
     
  9. Jul 8, 2013 #29 of 142
    2004raptor

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    I felt sorry for the guy with the sunburn. I've had one about 1/4 as bad as his and I almost lost it. And I had access to pharmacies and other modern conveniences.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2013 #30 of 142
    philw1776

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    I'm a light skinned easily burned red head. From the 1st show on I was thinking I'd have zero chance surviving as I burn in minutes. This particular episode was a cringe worthy nightmare for me to watch. A Bill Clinton style "Ah feel your pain" experience.

    Can't believe that the guy just drank that water though. The 21 days had to be a humbling learning experience.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2013 #31 of 142
    philw1776

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    Not with severely burned "parts that have never seen sun" they won't. See the sunburned guy cringe when hugged? :)
     
  12. Jul 8, 2013 #32 of 142
    2004raptor

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    Maybe I missed it but what was the girls item she brought on the show? I assume the guys was the hatchet/axe but I must have accidentally ff'ed through that part.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2013 #33 of 142
    Hank

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    We're only three episodes into the season. It's got to come up eventually. You know what they say, "where there's a will, there's a way". :) 21 days is a long time to spend, alone, with a naked, fit, member of the opposite sex. I believe the crew leaves overnight. hubba hubba.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2013 #34 of 142
    latrobe7

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    The girl's item was a lighter.

    I'm also fair-skinned and have had some horrific sunburns over the years. I've been burned probably about 2/3 as bad as he was, twice (except I had swim trunks), and both times I was feverish and nauseous for 12-24 hours and in pain for several days (and I had water, shelter and aloe). I don't think I would have made it through the first two days if I'd been exposed as much as he was.

    And that's why I could not believe he was staying out in the sun as much as he was the first day! While he seemed to know he was in trouble and needed shade, I didn't think he was nearly urgent enough. I was thinking if that were me, I would be hiding in the shade immediately, and gradually exposing myself to the sun and getting a base-burn and letting it heal a little before going out in the midday sun for more than a few minutes. No way would I have doddled on the beach or tried that swim in the middle of the day. I would have waited until twilight or better yet, the next morning to swim to the big island. I think he underestimated how debilitating a severe sunburn is and how vulnerable he was.

    The water thing was another fiasco - whatever happened with water, anyway? I assume they lived off coconut water the whole time?
     
  15. Jul 8, 2013 #35 of 142
    JFriday

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    Did anyone catch their final scores? My recording cut off before they got to that part.

    She definetly had the best tanlines going in so far of any of the contestants.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2013 #36 of 142
    philw1776

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    Agreed. Yet in his pre-arrival commentary he correctly expressed concern about the sun. Go figure. It's like he somehow stopped thinking once he met the au natural surfer girl on the beach. Heh.

    They seemed to lack a container that could be used to hold water for boiling.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2013 #37 of 142
    fmowry

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    It did end up raining a lot but I wasn't sure what day it was. I assume they caught that and bottled it for drinking water and lived on coconuts until then.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2013 #38 of 142
    philw1776

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    Rained the last 3 days
     
  19. Jul 9, 2013 #39 of 142
    kar74

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    I also agree in wondering why he didn't begin with limited sun exposure. It's not like they had to be anywhere fast. Sure, it's great to set up camp, but it would've been a lot better if he were in the right frame of mind (physically and mentally) to contribute while in survival mode.

    I've only seen 3 episodes now and am impressed at the survivalist mode the women are capable of shifting into. I haven't been too impressed with the men yet.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2013 #40 of 142
    Waldorf

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    Just watched all three hours of this in a row and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation. :up:
     

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