Naked and Afraid – WTF is Wrong With People?

First let me say that this is the first I have heard of this. Perhaps this has been around for awhile and I was just ignorant of its existence. For this I am profoundly grateful. Once having seen it, I can never get it erased from my mind or scrubbed from my eyeballs.

I do not have “regular” television. By regular I mean Cable, Satellite or normal broadcast television through the airwaves. No, I had to make a choice between eating or television and since television alone cannot sustain life, I chose to eat.I do maintain my internet (albeit subpar)

So somewhere along the way I umm “missed”? this Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid. Now really people….was this show REALLY necessary? Is there some sort of lesson here? Do we really need to see the awkwardness of two random NAKED strangers (1 male and 1 female) being thrown together in the wilderness? Didn’t they already cover awkward nakedness in the first season of Survivor?

Well now though you have two awkward naked people and there is even detailed discussions of “morning wood”. [facepalm]

I’m not 100% sure as to how I ended up on the Discovery Channel website. I think it started with Spiders, but who knows? The internet can suck you in and suddenly you have no recollection as to where the past 4 hours went…..or maybe that is just me.

At any rate I ended up staring with rather horrified fascination as two apparently random strangers met (or rather several sets of naked couples met) in these apparently harsh and dangerous locales. From the brief clips shown it seems that some of the men were actually MARRIED men and no, they weren’t married to the naked women. I don’t know too many woman that would agree to that no matter how much they “trust” their husbands.

So they toss in one man and one woman, have them strip then walk in various wilderness locales and “meet” each other then attempt to survive together – NAKED.

Now personally you would have to pay me to walk around my own house naked. I don’t do naked in front of windows and barely can stand naked getting ready to take a shower. But then I have a 54 year old body that has been attacked by cancer surgery and time. Pretty sure any naked action in the future is gonna require alcohol and a very dark room……and maybe a city wide blackout…..and lunar eclipse.

So just the idea of Naked outside in the SUNLIGHT well, um NO. Granted the few couples that I saw on this (oh the important parts were blurred out on the screen) seemed to be for the most part youngish and the women were thinner than the guys. I’m not sure why that was or is it that guys just like to swing everything in the breeze more than women and don’t care what they look like or if they are just missing a few or all of the modesty genes. It was almost as if they were setting these rather ordinary guys up with at least semi decent women to see if they could umm get a rise out of them.

Just watching this made me feel a little like Gomez Addams just waiting to push the plunger controlling the train wreck.


About Grynnie

I am a 50 something woman restarting her life with a new found sense of joy and freedom. Life is to be enjoyed and is a grand adventure. Who knows what will happen next? Oh yeah, did I mention that I have also been, a daughter, a mother, a wife (twice) but who is counting, an oyster opening jewelry maker, a nursing assistant, a legal secretary, a casino worker, a ski resort worker and a banker. No wonder I get a little confuzzled at times and get distracted by the shinies and fuzzies in the world while I am busy chasing rainbows. I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up. Oh, well you don't think I had all those jobs in the same place did you? I have lived in (takes a deep breath) California, Mississippi, Nebraska, Hawaii, California (again), Nevada, Utah, Texas, Missouri and am now back in California yet again.

Posted on October 11, 2014, in WTF and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I just learned about this show from a friend this weekend. After she described the premise for the show I asked what do they win if they survive or finish the twenty-one days, and she said nothing. What? Nothing? Then why in the world…people are odd, just odd.

  2. I know right? They are doing this crazy thing in dangerous places and get nothing but humiliation and misery. They are nuts. Naked nuts.

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