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When I heard that Naked and Afraid was mixing up its magic formula of “2 people, 21 days, no clothes,” to “12 people, 40 days, no clothes,” I was both worried and thrilled. Of course, my worry was that for the last 4 seasons, an ominous narrator has warned us that the human body can survive for only 21 days without food, so I’ve always felt pretty confident that even if the survivalists catch nada, they’re probably not going to die. But now that the length of stay has been almost doubled, they’d better catch a lot more food or … Continue reading
On the July 10 episode of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, the Browns … Hey! Wait a sec! Where the hell is Alaskan Bush People? Oh, that’s right — Shark Week. Stupid Shark Week, making me go a whole dadgum week without a new ABP. But do not fret, friends. I’ve been busier than ever procrastinating and ignoring my other deadlines to bring you guys a special SHARK WEEK! photo edition of the ABP recap. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode … Continue reading
On Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2, Episode 14 “Rocky Seas” (July 3) Billy must sail rough waters to bring his new boat, the Integrity, from Petersburg. Matt and Noah construct an electric generator out of a bicycle. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13 | Episode 14 | SHARK WEEK! | Episode 15 | Episode 16 | Lost Footage | … Continue reading
Shark Week is back on Discovery Channel, and this year the programming event will air even earlier than ever before, running July 5-12 on the network. Discovery says that Shark Week 2015 will feature 19 hours of primetime programming, the most hours in the event’s 28-year history. Shark Week 2015 Premiere Specials (All Times ET/PT; Descriptions from Discovery) Shark Trek — Sunday, July 5 at 8pm Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts’ senior marine fisheries marine biologist, tags Great White sharks off the coast of Cape Cod and attempts to determine their swim patterns once they leave the Massachusetts coast. As patterns point to the … Continue reading
A past contestant returns to the show and along with her partner attempts to survive the jungles of Guyana. Amanda Kaye (aka AK) is back! When we last met this butt-kicking mom, she was getting her fanny chewed on by Amazonian mosquitoes in Season 2, Episode 1. I’ve always hoped that she’d get a second chance. She seemed pretty strong, but the relentless mosquitoes that she and her partner Tyler faced would have made any mere mortal tap out. Now she gets to seek her revenge. AK Age: 32 years old Occupation: Stay-at-home mom Current Residence: Alabama Relationship Status: Married … Continue reading
Last year, I interviewed Kristi Russell, president of Metal Flowers Media. She revealed a lot about the Naked and Afraid casting process. Metal Flowers casts participants for a variety of reality series, but its largest, and most difficult client is Naked and Afraid. Kristi and her team scour the country for elite survivalists willing to participate in one of reality television’s most grueling experiences. And since I posted Kristi’s first interview, I’ve been wanting to do a follow-up interview to learn about: 1) Naked and Afraid XL; 2) Naked and Afraid, Show Us Your Stuff; 3) What’s coming up in Season 5 … Continue reading
In Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2 Episode 13, “A Big Gamble” (June 26), Billy is offered a deal on a one-of-a-kind boat and the family must decide if the opportunity is worth the risk. Noah goes on a blind in town, while Matt and Snowbird build a bush hot tub. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | … Continue reading
In Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2 Episode 12, “Bloodlines” (June 19), the Browns have boat trouble which sends the boys into Hoonah looking for work to pay for the repairs. Ami is forced to confront her past when an Alaska State Trooper requests a meeting with her. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | The Wild Life Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Wild Times | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode … Continue reading
They’re not even inserted and our male participant already sees stormy weather heading his way… foreshadowing is never good. Guess what? We’re heading to a place that is so terrible that nothing can live there! Have fun! From the travel brochure that was so lovingly read to us, we learn that Cayo Venado, Mexico is home to mangrove swamps, which are the perfect home for Jaguars and Panthers. And we’re not talking about Florida sports teams. Since the producers of Naked and Afraid: Garden of Evil are masters of planning, this trip coincides with the area’s rainy season, with “storms of biblical … Continue reading
During last night’s double-episode of Naked and Afraid, Discovery premiered a preview of Naked and Afraid XL, the network’s exciting summer series where 12 former Naked and Afraid contestants accept a new, and more unfathomably-difficult challenge. Some of N&A’s most memorable contestants will work together as a group as they survive in the Colombian jungle for 40 days. This is insanity. 40 Days?!? Many of the returnees successfully completed the 21 day-survival challenge (some of them alone!) so for them, what are a few more weeks? And for those participants who failed in their first attempt, it’s time for redemption! Related: … Continue reading