A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series shows what can be done to survive in extreme circumstances, as well as the dangers that are posed to humans when they do not know how to. It also shows how little humans really need to survive.
Positive Role Models
Stafford is strong, focused, and despite the many challenges, uses his skills and positive thinking to stay alive.
Violence & Scariness
The primitive killing and eating of reptiles (often raw) and larger animals is shown. Vomiting is also visible. Stafford often yells and screams to alleviate frustration.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Stafford's bare buttocks are frequently shown; other private parts are blurred or covered.
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Curses like "f--k," "s--t" are bleeped.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Naked Castaway features a survivalist living on a deserted island with almost no belongings, including clothing -- his bare buttocks are frequently visible while other sensitive parts are blurred or covered. Younger and/or more sensitive viewers might have a tough time with some of the primitive ways he must hunt, kill, and consume various animals. There are also frequent bleeped curse words. Older tweens interested in the outdoors, and who are mature enough to understand the show's context, will probably be able to handle it.
Is It Any Good?
Stafford, who spent nine months preparing for this challenge by working with doctors and by traveling around the world learning ancient and new survival tips, shows viewers how he prioritizes basic needs, stays focused, and uses primitive ways of meeting his needs. He is also honest about the frustrations he feels throughout his journey, especially when he gets sick or hurt, or when he begins to feel overwhelmed by loneliness.
It isn't always pleasant, especially when Stafford must kill and eat raw reptiles, snails, and other creatures in order to meet his body's needs for protein. The physical and psychological changes he undergoes throughout the process is also interesting. It might make you squeamish, but his experience teaches us important lessons about how little we really need to survive in the wild, and how nature can help us if we learn how to both use and respect it correctly.
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