I watched the entire US versions at least twice, maybe more, lol. I don’t like the killing of animals though so I have to fast forward or mute it and look somewhere else. The first versions where more concentrated on what they were doing, how inventive they were, by the end of the versions I found it was more about killing, specially the one in the snow. I hate the way they play with the fish they caught, as if the fish had no feelings, slowly dying in front of the camera.Alone is a smash hit around the world and the most successful factual franchise in the history of SBS On Demand. The local version will see 10 brave Australians with survival skills dropped off, alone, into separate parts of the Tasmanian wilderness, where they’ll be challenged by the merciless forces of nature, hunger, and perhaps the toughest challenge of all: loneliness.
The goal is to survive alone in the wilderness for as long as possible, with a limited amount of survival equipment, no connection to the outside world and no knowledge of how the other survivalists are faring. The unique series is entirely self-documented. No camera crews. No gimmicks. It is the ultimate test of human will. The one who lasts the longest wins $250,000.
If you haven't watched the US version, have a look on SBS On Demand. Skip seasons 1/2 and start with 3. It's quite addictive.
I hate the way they play with the fish they caught, as if the fish had no feelings, slowly dying in front of the camera.
Yes the cameras must be so hard for them, when they just want to get on with what they have to do but have to carry all that weight with them, where ever they go.They have to get everything on camera, which means making sure they're in shot etc so you can probably understand why they can't kill them immediately. Everything is done for the cameras even when they walk away to go do something, then then have to turn around and go back to get the camera. Must be quite a process to get anything done. Spend half your time setting up the cameras every day.
I like some of their shelters. The one that was made of woven bamboo was really beautiful, and some of the log cabins have been quite impressive. It's surprising how many people have set their shelters on fire too. I think building a stone fireplace with a chimney would be high on my agenda.
I kinda regret that I was the youngest of six kids, and my parents split when I was 10, so I never got to hunt rabbits and ducks or go fishing, things my older brothers all did. I've never even gutted a fish. My brothers could all make lures for fishing and fill cartridges with shot for the shot gun, stuff like that, but they were older and had all gone to boarding school and effectively moved out by the time I was 5yo. Even now I'm still the baby!
Loved Brooke and Dave. Brooke was so amazing. Was a huge disappointment in her second appearance in S5 when she tapped out because she was lonely. She did so well in their previous season with that kickarse house. Easy to criticise tap outs when you're watching it in a nice comfy/warm room with a bowl of pasta though.Some of the sheds are so good, my favorite is the one the couple built, it was a little home, if it had not been for the lack of food they would have won.
I love watching the ideas they have to live in the wild alone.
instructing the Alone Australia participants on how to shoot themselves.