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.
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?
The episode was rated from 321 votes.
#2 – Feel The Burn
Season 10 – Episode 21
Dropped into Guyana’s scorching savannah, two Naked and Afraid superfans fight the oppressive heat and constant insect attacks. Scorching temperatures lead to severe dehydration and force a desperate fan to risk illness by drinking unsanitary fluids.
The episode was rated from 18 votes.
#3 – In Too Deep
Season 11 – Episode 15
On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, an Army veteran dive master and a Cajun boat captain take on relentless thunderstorms and battle dehydration as they try navigate more than 20 miles of open ocean in the ultimate test of sink or swim.
The episode was rated from 64 votes.
#4 – Stalked On All Sides
Season 10 – Episode 11
Pinned down by Africa’s most dangerous threats elephants, hippos and lions, survivalists “Mama Kel” and Eric work together to avoid becoming prey and endure relentless storms, but a debilitating injury puts them both at risk.
The episode was rated from 109 votes.
#5 – Don’t Let the Jungle Bugs Bite
Season 10 – Episode 15
Avoiding the dangers of a rushing river, two survivalists brave a vast cave system in the Colombian rainforest; trying to survive 21 days, the jungle tests them with threats including venomous fer-de-lance snakes, piranhas and biting insects.
The episode was rated from 104 votes.
#6 – Stomping Grounds
Season 10 – Episode 7
In South Africa’s Limpopo Basin, elite survivalists Matt Wright and Gary Golding must protect novice survivalists and super-fans attorney Molly Jansen and dog sledder Blair Braverman first as separate teams for 10 days then merging on Day 11 while dealing with spitting cobras, territorial elephants and a violent last-minute storm. Being unused to the unyielding heat, Blair was forced to tap out on Day 14.
The episode was rated from 90 votes.
#7 – Alone: Survive or Ky Tryin
Season 11 – Episode 8
The Amazon rainforest pushed All-star survivalist Ky to the edge with swarms of mosquitos, blood-thirsty piranhas, and aggressive pumas. Hunger and desperation lead to a risky night hunt in caiman-filled waters.
The episode was rated from 63 votes.
#8 – Naked Gets Weird
Season 10 – Episode 1
Surviving 21 days Naked in the wilderness leads to weird and awkward moments. From bizarre pre-challenge prep and mortifying naked intros, to night-time cuddling gone wrong and learning wildlife bathroom routines the hard way, Naked and Afraid gets weird.
The episode was rated from 188 votes.
#9 – 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.
The episode was rated from 167 votes.
#10 – Baked Alaskan
Season 10 – Episode 6
A deadly spider bite puts Gwen, an Alaskan homesteader at risk of tapping but she works with her partner to get her revenge, in the 130-degree heat of the Mexican jungle.
The episode was rated from 125 votes.