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That guy was awful. He's the worst kind of stubborn asshole. Who lets themselves stand in the blazing sun for hours on end, hacking away at a log, expending all their energy just to prove a point? 

My husband (cleverly) pointed out that the best way to get that big log was to light a fire under it. Let it burn down a bit and become more manageable. 

That guy should have listened to the woman at every turn. But he was too prideful. What a waste. 

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Re them being in. Parks and such. Yes live in Orlando and both couples that have been in the are have been in Wekiwa Springs National Park. they are surrounded by ivilization. It the park itself is big and being on foot, you do end up in the middle of nowhere. And thee are definitely a lot of wild animals and gators there.

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On 5/13/2018 at 11:02 PM, OldButHappy said:

Wow- that woman OWNED that challenge tonight in Brazil!  

Not only did she eat well, and appear to enjoy her time in nature, she also looked so chic on the trek out: hand-woven wide-brimmed hat, mosquito netting wrap dress, corded sandals...she was rocking that look!  

What a beautiful place.

I was sorry to see the man go - I think that the two of them would have figured out how to be effective survival partners had he stayed.

She was pretty amazing. Also, her background...she had a PhD despite having a crazy mother who made her eat roadkill and then had to fend for herself as a child in the woods of Missouri!  No wonder she totally owned this.

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What a moron, barbecuing himself in the sun hacking at a log that, if he had a brain, he should have anticipated was going to weigh a ton. And for what? Firewood, where branches and twigs would have done the job.

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On 4/30/2018 at 5:53 AM, rlc said:

Does anyone know what James’ final PSR was? My dvr cut off the end. He was amazing. I hope we see him on a future XL.

9.1 one of the highest if not the highest

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....and that's why fans should remain at home on the couch. Although at least the dude gave it his all. I wish they would have shown a snippet of the chick telling her kid she lasted less than 48 hours! 

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I know this sounds crazy but I think what would drive me nuts the most about doing the challenge would be the boredom ( especially if my partner leaves ).  I know there's so much to do and you are kept busy finding food / building shelter but 24 hours a day for 21 days being alone or with just trying to find food would make me go crazy . That and the thunderstorms while being naked must feel like forever 

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I did. It was actually pretty good.  2 hour one off, they spent 14 days in the Bahamas in shark infested waters.

Worse than the sharks were sand flies/gnats/mosquitoes. They got eaten ALIVE at night.  I've never seen anything like that.

They were given masks and spears to fish with, and this teeny tub like rowboat, but the second they got in the water the sharks showed up.  It was surreal.

I enjoyed the episode.

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2 hours ago, Lion18 said:

anyone see the naked and afraid of sharks?

Yep.  Was funny - I flipped over to DSC around 10:06, so I missed the first hour....then they replayed it at 11p, so I ended up watching the hours out of order.  I liked it.  Looked like a terrible place to camp with all the biting insects..., but it was gorgeous.  They had a likable group of All-Stars (Steven Lee Hall, Ky Furneaux, Ryan Holt, Chris Fischer and Eva Rupert.  Ryan is the only one I'm not sure I'd seen before - have missed a LOT of the regular episodes) and all the drama was related to the survival experience, not interpersonal stuff, which was nice.

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On 7/30/2018 at 10:25 AM, Lesia said:

I did. It was actually pretty good.  2 hour one off, they spent 14 days in the Bahamas in shark infested waters.

Worse than the sharks were sand flies/gnats/mosquitoes. They got eaten ALIVE at night.  I've never seen anything like that.

They were given masks and spears to fish with, and this teeny tub like rowboat, but the second they got in the water the sharks showed up.  It was surreal.

I enjoyed the episode.

I really liked it too. I wonder if they gave the survivalists a choice between doing XL and the sharks.  Also dont know if this ep or another, but her menstrual cycle started. Now how would she be able to raft to extraction with all those sharks?  The Pied Piper of Oceantown haha

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I don't know if it's because I've become so used to presumed producer interference on reality shows (including this one -- "oh, look, I killed an animal for dinner at the perfect time!") that it clouds my expectations, but I was really surprised by how close the sharks got to them and how much interaction with the sharks happened.  I wish we'd have seen a bit more of the island they were on, though, because I kept wondering if there weren't plants/fruit trees they could eat from (or at least why they didn't try to kill birds or other small animals).  Overall, it was much more entertaining than I expected, mostly because of getting to see the close-up goings on with the different sharks they encountered.

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Chad was such a whiny baby. Primitive survival teacher/expert goes seven days without being able to make a fire, then has a tantrum when she didn’t properly butcher a rabbit with a freaking axe, then burns good food? I’m gonna go out on a limb and say his headache wouldn’t have bothered him nearly as much if he felt like he was the stronger contestant. Lots of hate for Angela over in the highly misogynistic twitter-verse, but nothing but respect from me. She survived 12 days alone, and they only raised her PSR by 0.2? That’s a bunch of BS. 

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meh, Angela wasnt acting like a good teammate.  IMHO, she sucked.  She couldnt get fire, she didnt get any food, she drove her partner away, and she set her shelter on fire. 

She was tough, but I didnt see a lot of survival skills.  

That said, mad props on her ability to tough it out.  that place looked miserable. 

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I can't believe they brought the food thief back. They also knew Angela would have it hard to get along with anyone and they knew this guy was a jerk, so they paired them for drama. It was nice that after awhile they did start to get along. 

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On 8/24/2018 at 9:33 AM, calpurnia99 said:

I can't believe they brought the food thief back. They also knew Angela would have it hard to get along with anyone and they knew this guy was a jerk, so they paired them for drama. It was nice that after awhile they did start to get along. 

They brought him back because many folk, including some here, wondered “ I wonder why no one has taken food from the camera people?”  

That said, I liked Angela.

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On 4/24/2017 at 12:51 AM, niklj said:

Wow I felt so bad for Melissa having to deal with Jeff. He ranks right up there with some of the more unsufferable survivalists. While I might have been annoyed by constant chatter, there's a better way to talk to your partner about that than saying "Hey you're annoying me okay good I'm over it and you're over it."

Good job, Melissa.

 

On 4/24/2017 at 10:47 AM, Liberty said:

Another ex-military male with a crap attitude and poor social skills.  These military people just do not do well on this show, their bravado must be founded on Government Issued resources that are not available to them on N & A.  The good side of these veterans is they are proud of their service.

 

On 5/1/2017 at 3:03 AM, Chewy101 said:

He was such an intolerable jerk, I was relieved when he burst into tears and left, because I was worried he was going to snap and hurt her. I agree, that military often does not do well, here. We have men and women crack quickly and dramatically. They do not seem to thrive having to improvise and take initiative. Although, I can't believe this guy could ever be told what to do either, considering how cruel he was to her when she attempted to collaborate chores. He chilled me to the bone, talking to her that way. I hope his parents slapped the tar out of him when he got home. Military heroes stop being heroes when they become abusive bullies incapable of working with others. The way she held her tongue and attempted to keep the peace made her a class act to me.

The free spirits better handle the spontaneity of this situation. Some inner strength gets them through the marathon. The optimists probably have an edge on the realists, here. It takes a degree of delusion to even come on the show, so it only makes sense that more delusion can keep them going.

 

Jeff's attitude was about being a petulant baby, not the lack of humanitarian reasons for behaving like a decent human being in a tough situation. There is no justification for that, no matter who you are. I love the military, but no military can excuse his behaviour. He volunteered to be there, and then took it out on her. He should have known he doesn't play well with others, and that possibly being paired up with someone 24/7 would not be a good idea. I bet that psycho was a lousy marine.

 

On 5/1/2017 at 8:16 AM, Toaster Strudel said:

When Jeff told Melissa that she's the type of girl he'd normally run away from, I wanted to shout at him that this isn't a dating show!  This isn't marriage!  Suck it up buttercup it's only 21 days.

 

On 5/1/2017 at 1:40 PM, Diane M said:

Good thing the cameramen were there or Jeff may have hit Melissa.  He seemed like the type who would be abusive towards women.  These people are being filmed and the results will be shown on TV for their friends and family to see.  I guess in the moment they don't think about how they're going to come across to viewers.

I just saw this episode and was shocked at his gaslighting and treatment of that poor woman, whose only crime was being a little too bubbly. I would of rather taken my chances with the jungle animals then being alone with that guy. She had an amazing attitude and spirit. I honestly thought something about that guy was a little evil.

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