The Best Episodes of Naked and Afraid

Discovery Channel takes the ubiquitous survival show theme to the next level by stripping it to its bare essentials. Two complete strangers -- a man and a woman -- meet in a very unique way: They're stranded in a dangerous, desolate location, without food and water, and they're completely naked. Each episode follows the two as they attempt to survive on their own for 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. Because there is no other choice, the couple quickly get to know each other -- and their surroundings -- and hope that their instincts, survival skills and intestinal fortitude will serve them well.

Man vs. Amazon

#1 - Man vs. Amazon

Season 2 - Episode 1

Two survivalists journey to the most hostile environment on the planet to take on the Amazon without modern conveniences or clothing. Battling piranhas, jaguars and mosquitoes, can they survive the unsurvivable?

star 8.10
275 votes
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Paradise Lost

#2 - Paradise Lost

Season 2 - Episode 3

Two survivalists are dropped on a deserted Fijian island. They must battle the elements, as well as each others’ annoyances, as they try to survive 21 days together. With blistering heat, minimal water and scarce food, this will be no honeymoon.

star 7.71
212 votes
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Primal Fear

#3 - Primal Fear

Season 3 - Episode 1

Mountain man Luke and homeschooling mom and triathlete Lindsey are dropped into the dry and thorny landscape of Africa’s Namibia. A lack of food, fire and the difficulty of navigating the thorny landscape threaten to keep the intrepid team from completing their 21-day survival challenge.

star 7.66
211 votes
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Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

#4 - Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 9

Jeremy and Melanie continue their challenge in the haunted swamps of Louisiana, enduring threats from predators as they search for food.

star 7.65
220 votes
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Double Jeopardy

#5 - Double Jeopardy

Season 1 - Episode 8

Two pairs of strangers, dropped on opposite ends of the remote Panamanian rainforest, eventually meet and must work together to conquer the Everest of extreme survival challenges.

star 7.65
141 votes
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Beware the Bayou

#6 - Beware the Bayou

Season 1 - Episode 6

Billy Berger and Ky Furneaux are dropped in the bayou and must survive 21 days in the Louisiana swamplands. They are washed out of their shelter by storms and have to tackle deadly snakes at every moment while avoiding the abundant hungry alligators.

star 7.64
262 votes
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Dunes of Despair

#7 - Dunes of Despair

Season 3 - Episode 10

Two survivalists battle hunger and dehydration in Brazil.

star 7.64
148 votes
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The Pain Forest

#8 - The Pain Forest

Season 2 - Episode 5

Two survivalists attempt to endure 21 days in the Malaysian rainforest. With relentless rainstorms, they will have to fight the elements with only their knowledge of the wilderness. Will this firefighter and single mother team survive?

star 7.61
203 votes
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Colombian Conflict

#9 - Colombian Conflict

Season 4 - Episode 7

Charlie, a no-nonsense New Yorker, and Danielle, a nature-loving vegetarian, attempt to survive for 21 days in the deadly Colombian jungle. With polar opposite personalities, will Charlie and Danielle work as a team, or will the jungle tear them apart?

star 7.59
134 votes
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Lost at Sea

#10 - Lost at Sea

Season 8 - Episode 1

A divemaster and a Navy Seal are, for the first time on Naked and Afraid, stranded at sea. On their arduous journey to land they face exposure to deadly sharks and heatstroke. If they make it to land, can they work together despite their differences?

star 7.57
291 votes
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Meltdown in Bolivia

#11 - Meltdown in Bolivia

Season 2 - Episode 6

Two survivalists are dropped into the merciless jungles of Bolivia. Severely challenged by flash floods, heat exhaustion and a life-threatening appendicitis attack, will the Wiccan gods of survival be with them or against them?

star 7.55
201 votes
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Punishment in Panama

#12 - Punishment in Panama

Season 1 - Episode 4

Clint Jivoin and Laura Zerra are Naked and Afraid on a Panamanian island for 21 days. Plagued by sand flies and threatened by snakes and crocodiles the pair have to stick together using all their skills and experience to survive in the tropical hell.

star 7.54
292 votes
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Jungle Love

#13 - Jungle Love

Season 3 - Episode 4

Two survivalists are challenged to survive 21 days in the Nicaraguan rainforest. Battling freezing nights, severe dehydration, and each other, can polar opposites work together to survive 21 days when one is vegetarian and the other is a meat eater?

star 7.52
217 votes
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Playing with Fire

#14 - Playing with Fire

Season 3 - Episode 6

Two survivalists are dropped on a deserted Dominica beach. Will surviving in the barren tropical terrain be too great a challenge for the survivalists? Will they make it together, or will one have to survive in the tropical nightmare alone?

star 7.52
186 votes
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Damned in Africa

#15 - Damned in Africa

Season 2 - Episode 2

It’s kill or be killed as survivalists Jeff and Eva journey to Madagascar and take on the unforgiving Massif D’Isalo - its nasty boa constrictors, abundant black widow spiders, and harsh desert landscape.

star 7.51
215 votes
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Unhinged

#16 - Unhinged

Season 7 - Episode 7

An ex-marine and a perky Southern girl face constant downpours, cabin fever, threats from predators, lack of sleep and extreme hunger in the Panamanian Jungle.

star 7.50
232 votes
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Mayan Misery

#17 - Mayan Misery

Season 2 - Episode 4

Two survivalists are challenged to survive in a flooded jungle of Belize. The man and woman must face a labyrinth of Mayan caves filled with poisonous snakes and rabid bats. Can they conquer their fears and emerge from the darkness?

star 7.50
210 votes
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Argentina Impossible

#18 - Argentina Impossible

Season 3 - Episode 5

A survival instructor teams with a pediatrician to fight storms, cold, and starvation in Argentina’s Yungas Cloud Forest. It’s a race against time as the pair puts their skills to the test before hypothermia shuts them down.

star 7.49
186 votes
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Bares All

#19 - Bares All

Season 1 - Episode 7

The entire cast - and their families - return with insight and reveal never-before-seen footage from the addictive new show. Naked and Afraid: Bares All promises to strip itself down and expose everything you couldn’t see before!

star 7.49
151 votes
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Lord of the Rats

#20 - Lord of the Rats

Season 4 - Episode 6

A workaholic mom and a loner are challenged to survive three weeks in Thailand. Competing with monkeys and rats for food, it's a daily struggle not only to survive, but to understand each other. Will they be able to come together as a team?

star 7.47
167 votes
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Blood in the Water

#21 - Blood in the Water

Season 3 - Episode 2

Two survivalists test their primitive skills on the razor sharp terrain of Andros Island in the Bahamas. Battling starvation, swarms of tiny predators and accusations about a partner’s survival abilities turn this partnership into a bad marriage.

star 7.47
213 votes
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Island from Hell

#22 - Island from Hell

Season 1 - Episode 3

Two survivalists Jonathan Klay and Alison Teal are marooned on a Maldivian island for 21 days. The surfer girl and the former Marine clash when sunstroke and starvation threaten their survival as they try to get through 21 days naked and afraid.

star 7.47
348 votes
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Nicaragua Nightmare

#23 - Nicaragua Nightmare

Season 3 - Episode 8

Two survivalists try to survive for 21 days in the hot and swampy jungles of southern Nicaragua while armed with only a machete...and a roll of duct tape. But an early tap out leaves one of them alone in an attempt to survive for 16 days.

star 7.44
154 votes
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Redemption Road

#24 - Redemption Road

Season 4 - Episode 9

A past contestant returns to the show and along with her partner attempts to survive the jungles of Guyana.

star 7.44
135 votes
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The Jungle Curse

#25 - The Jungle Curse

Season 1 - Episode 1

Two naked survivalists, Shane Lewis and Kim Shelton, are challenged to survive for 21 days in the Costa Rican jungle. While in the lush rainforest, Shane and Kim endure every challenge imaginable, including torrential downpours, illness, a shelter fire, and a deadly encounter with the venomous snake that put the show's producer in a life-threatening situation.

star 7.42
492 votes
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