Blaine and I have been committed to watching the entirety of The Walking Dead over the span of the last few months. He introduced me to the show, and I am sincerely glad he did as I’ve really been enjoying it.
A couple of evenings ago, we turned on Netflix to watch The Walking Dead but were intrigued by a new addition to the streaming platform titled Outlast. We watched the trailer, agreed to give it a shot, and ended up watching three episodes that night.
Outlast is a reality television show, but it isn’t reality television in the sense you might assume. As opposed to lumping 20 people together in a home and forcing them to develop feelings for each other, this example of reality television depicts 20 individuals who are quite literally dropped and abandoned in the Alaskan wilderness. Relying on their own survival skills to forage food, water and shelter, as well as protect themselves from wildlife, the contestants must form teams, with the winning team having the opportunity to win up to one million dollars.
Personally, I think the prize money is a bit low considering what these contestants have to do to secure it. If you’re going to ask me to go full nomad and fend for myself in some of the worst conditions imaginable, I feel as though a few million would be a more feasible amount to offer.
Not to sound greedy or anything, just sharing my own perspective on the matter.
The contestants come from a variety of backgrounds; some are former marines and ex-military, and others are business owners, ranchers, and bartenders. This makes for some interesting dynamics and relationships, and of course, there’s always one tremendous asshole in the group.
I’m looking forward to finishing this series to see who ends up being victorious, and if you’re looking for something different to watch, give this a try.
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