Naked and Afraid XL, Season 2
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Discovery Announces Naked and Afraid XL Season 2 Premiere Date

 Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid XL will return for a second season on Sunday, July 10. This season, 12 former Naked and Afraid contestants will attempt to survive in the South African bush for 40 days.  The series released a heavily pixilated photo, so we’ll have to play “Match the tattoo” to past participants. Whose body do you recognize? Who do you hope will make the Season 2 cast? Who don’t you want to see again?  The release from Discovery mentions that while filming the series, the XL crew endured cases of tick-bite fever, spitting cobras in crew quarters, and close encounters […]

Naked And Afraid Alabama
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Recap: Naked And Afraid Alabama (Season Premiere)

Recap: Naked and Afraid Alabama “King of the Forest” Roll Tide. Welcome back to another season of survival on one of my favorite TV shows, Naked and Afraid. I have been watching this series for so long that I have no idea what season this is: some part of me thinks this is Season 5, while another part of me calls this Season 6. Whatever the number, I’m hoping for another great adventure (And lots of crazy people). The biggest change for me this season is that I will have to use less photos. Google has informed my that when you use […]

Naked and Afraid XL Reunion
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL Reunion: “Dirty Dozen Return”

This reunion seems to have been recorded before the entire series has aired, so who knows if any of the participants had the change to see what horses’ fannies some of them have been? Hopefully the producers will show some key moments so we get to see the group’s reaction to some of the behaviors of their fellow participants. I was hoping that tonight’s moderator was going to be Josh Wolf of Naked After Dark fame, he’s hilarious and has a sense of humor that would dissipate tension. And he loves “Adult Show & Tell,” so he could have everyone […]

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8: “40 Days Filth and Fury”

It’s almost over, we’ve made it to Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8. Somewhere, what started out as a celebration of our favorite survivalists, has turned into a “warts and all” expose where we realize that our heroes are little more than flawed humans with a very specific set of skills. We’ve seen strong men and women felled by dehydration, but more surprising, we’ve seen strong people taken down by bullying and mental instability. I didn’t foresee team members turning against and tormenting each other. Did you? It’s disappointing; in the regular two-person 21-day experiences, if you don’t get along […]

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 7
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 7: “40 Days Falling Apart”

Last week, we big adieu to strange and endearing survivalist Shane as he tapped out after 30 days of emotion abuse at the hands of his teammates Alana and Danielle and the physical affects of starvation. It’ll be interesting to see if Alana and Danielle become nicer people now that the object of their ridicule is gone, or if the bad girls turn their venom on someone else. Hunger turns grasshoppers and spiders into breakfast, and elevates an eel into a crave-able food alongside a cheeseburger. The survivalists have been in Colombia for 30 days, which is 29 days and […]

Naked And Afraid XL, Episode 6
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Recap: Naked And Afraid XL, Episode 6: 40 Days Sacrifice

At the end of last week’s episode of Naked and Afraid XL, Jeff, EJ and Shane’s slumber was disrupted by a late-night visitor. The show’s producers aren’t sure if it was a jaguarundi or a crab-eating fox, but either way, that is a gato no bueno. In this week’s episode, we rejoin the alpha male tribe moments after the growl woke them. I’m guessing this is the last sleep they’ll get tonight. If it was me, I may never sleep again. Day 25 Early in the morning, Alana and Danielle move closer to the extraction point —and what do you know, […]

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 5
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 5: “40 Days Death March”

Dearest Naked and Afraid XL Fans, I’m back! My semi-annual trip to the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour is over and have sadly left behind the never-ending parade of bacon, alcohol and tchotchkes, and was finally able to watch Naked And Afraid XL, Episode 5. the Summer and Winter TCA Press Tours are where all of the networks, cable outlets and out of the box networks (like Amazon, Netflix and Hulu) present their fall/winter schedules and us TV writers get to interview lots of people. Othe than recapping several TV series, I am a full-time writer for Channel Guide […]

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 4
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL Episode 4: 40 Days Jungle Rich

17 days ago, 12 Naked and Afraid headed in to the unforgiving Colombian badlands. Now, 10 survivalists remain. In El Bosque, Shane has separated himself from his teammates Alana and Danielle. Danielle is rocking an awesome hat and the ladies are enjoying a successful fruit harvest. The women refer to Shane as “The weird neighbor,” and now that Shane (and their camp’s tension) is gone, they are trying their luck with fish baskets. Loner Shane seems to be enjoying his solitude too. He’s fashioned a spear and is on a walkabout in hint of the elusive capybara that has been […]

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 3
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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 3 “Snake in the Grass”

10 days ago, 12 survivalists were brought to the Colombian badlands in what can only be described as the world’s toughest survival challenge: No Food, No Water, and no Clothes. They’ve been divided into four groups in the area’s four distinct topographies and already, one of the survivalists has been unable to continue in the harsh and unforgiving environment and tapped out. Jeff, Hakim and EJ begin their journeys in the hot and volcanic Roca Diablo (Devil Rocks), but Hakim tapped out on day 4. Jeff and EJ have located a water source and caught fish. Laura, Eva and Dani […]