After two of the men of The Island caught a live caiman and tied it up, one of them, Jud, told the camera, “This is like five steps removed from my expectation.” His description of his experience also describes my… continue reading
What happened on last night’s episode of NBC’s The Island is something I never, ever could have expected or predicted: turtle CPR by a camera operator. That scene was so incredible–the turtle CPR actually worked!–as was the fact that we… continue reading
The Island with Bear Grylls got very interesting in its second episode, which for me was a huge improvement over the first episode. The lack of fresh water lead to dehydration; threats of suicide and murder; and conflict over the… continue reading
NBC continued its obsession with Bear Grylls by debuting his latest series last night: The Island. The show has aired two seasons in the UK, and doesn’t exactly break new ground. Actually, the first episode was very reminiscent of two better… continue reading
The UK’s The Island with Bear Grylls has been the subject of controversy after contestants killed pigs. But where the pigs came from is rather surprising.
Discovery’s hit reality TV series Naked and Afraid is spinning off a new series, while NBC has nearly simultaneously ordered a show, The Island, that sounds extremely similar. When Discovery announced the fourth season of Naked and Afraid, which returns in April, its press release started… continue reading