Anyone else catch this show? Sunday is kind of an odd night for a Discovery Channel series premier, typically weekends are given over to reruns.
Former British Army Captain Ed Stafford was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, but surviving completely alone on a deserted island is his biggest adventure yet. Can he last 60 days on an uninhabited Fijian island with absolutely nothing? No survival tools, no rations, no clothes, no film crew. Itís a daunting challenge and nobodyís ever done it before.
In fierce tropical heat Ed has only hours to find water before dehydration ends his attempt before itís begun. He must master the island Ė and his fears - to find food and water, light fire, build a proper shelter, and progress from mere survival to the point where he could stay forever.
Filmed entirely by Ed himself, thereís never been a more authentic survival series on TV.
I do wonder if the various survival experts keep uping the ante to determine who has the biggest nuts. I mean, jeez, Cody Lundeen from Dual Survival may go barefoot, but at least he wears clothes! Les Stroud from Survivorman doesn't use a camera crew, but at least he wears clothes! Bear Grylles from Man vs. Wild occasionally (and memorably) gave us naked jumping jacks, but after that he put his clothes back on! That being said, I got into the show after a while, and I'll probably stick around for a few more episodes.
Edited by Quilt Fairy, Apr 14, 2013 @ 11:24 PM.