Monday, June 24, 2013
The end of Skywire Live segued directly into Naked & Afraid.
Nik Wallenda had the common sense to keep his clothes on whilst walking the Skywire.
Keeping their clothes on was not the case on Naked & Afraid. I knew the premise of this show was that two people, a male and a female, who did not know each other, would be dropped off in a wilderness location, naked, with only one survival item.
But, I figured there would be a lot of pixelation to protect viewers from viewing any nakedness. I figured wrong. The fronts of both were blurred, with the female top front blurred, while the male's front top was left unblurred. But, the backside view of both was left totally unblurred, totally naked.
That is til the female fashioned a primitive covering out of vegetation.
I think this show might be a bigger viewer draw if it cast mactors, like Survivor is prone to do. Mactor is a term that means model/actor.
The wilderness location is a Costa Rican jungle. The episode opened showing one of the show's producers getting med-evacuated after getting bit by one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Apparently the Costa Rican jungle has a lot of these snakes.
It did not take long for the male to almost step on one.
I don't see how these people can possibly last the duration, I think it is 21 days. Foraging for food, shivering in rain, avoiding getting snakebit, angry monkeys.
I was sort of exhausted from watching the Nik Wallenda tightroping across the canyon extravaganza, so I hit the pause button before the end of the first episode of Naked & Afraid. I'll finish watching the episode later today. And then I'll decide if I want to record the series.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Tonight on the Discovery Channel Nik Wallenda Walks a Tightrope Across Little Colorado River Gorge Near Grand Canyon
However, what Nik Wallenda will actually be attempting to cross is a tightrope 1,500 feet, give or take a foot or two, above the Little Colorado River Gorge in a canyon that connects to the Grand Canyon.
The Discovery Channel is broadcasting the Wallenda skywalk, almost live, with a 10 second delay. Wallenda will be wired with two cameras, one looking down and one looking straight ahead.
Wind gusts of around 30 mph are predicted. Wallenda has successfully walked wires in strong wind. However, if a thunderstorm shows up within a 15-mile radius, that will stop the walk.
Skywire Live takes place in the Navajo Nation. During the 2 hour broadcast highlights of the Navajo Nation will be shown, places such as Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Window Rock, which is the capital city of the Navajo Nation.