Parents' Guide to

Naked and Afraid

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Survivalist challenge reveals teamwork ... and nude bottoms.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 5+

On the fence

I like the show. I also watch the last Alaskans, to compare each is where I am on the fence on Naked and Afraid. They are killing animals for a T.V. reality show. there was a show where one of the guys caught a large animal and the next day they would leave. Ok so what happens to all that meat? it just sits there and rots? So thats my rave about the show. We know there are families that have to kill to survive but they also take the meat and freeze it after cleaning it to have all winter. this show not so
age 7+

Gimmicky but enjoyable

It is a reality show. It is kind of like survivor. However a couple have to survive naked. However the nudity is censored and there aren't too many things objectionable to kids, but occasionally something unexpected might happen.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (15):

From trying to stay warm in perpetually wet weather to not eating a single thing for five days due to lack of food, the survivalists push themselves as far as they ever thought they could during their primitive 21-day adventure. Significantly adding to the challenge is finding ways to communicate effectively, work together, and reconcile their personality differences in order to remain physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of making it to the end. But while this creates some tense moments, most of the show's focus is on the drama created by their natural surroundings.

Naked and Afraid sometimes feels like an odd laboratory experiment as we watch these folks develop a kind of forced relationship while losing large amounts of weight, getting sick, and reacting out of desperation thanks to becoming more hungry, hot, cold, and exhausted with each passing day. The fact that they are naked throughout the experience only underscores how vulnerable they really are in their surroundings. It's more voyeuristic than educational, but it still offers some important lessons about the kinds of things that can help you survive the wild.

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