Alone (2015) - Documentary, Reality-TV

Hohum Score

83

Boring

Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

IMDB: 8.4
Director:
Stars: Nicole Apelian, Dan
Length: 44 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 5 out of 30 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (15)

To me it's the most fascinating TV I've ever seen.

A thrilling landscape and a formidable challenge for the participants: survive in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

It's really depressing and at times just plain boring.

I binge watched Alone, season 2 this/last week and really enjoyed it.

I have watched all episodes of this show and highly recommend it.

And by endured I mean suffered through alternate periods of disbelief, boredom and perhaps even rage, at the stupidity and lack of preparation and experience of most of these guys.

It's fascinating to see modern man attempting to survive in the wild by themselves and demonstrate bush craft.

But it makes the show engaging, and obviously there's some professional camera work for cut-scenes and introductions.

I find it very entertaining watching the contestants do the wrong or right thing and then deal with consequences of there choices.

Of course its a slow paced show, no host to try and make it interesting, no competition for food rewards, no hype.

It also helped that the climate on Vancouver Island is much the same as where I live, minus the large predators, so it was extra fascinating since this showed the rigors of trying to live off the land in an area that's damp or wet most of the time.

Forget about the celebrity drab or even Bear or Ray - I don't think these guys can survive longer than a couple of weeks, maybe a month, and you know why?

All in all this was a great show, my favourite 2 characters from the very first episode proved to be the best and most deserving ones and had an exciting "head to head" finale!

I am surprised to see such low reviews and people being disappointed that watching them survive alone is boring.

I'd like to think that I might have been like Mike: create a spectacular home and then give up out of boredom after one month.