May 6, 2013
Shipwrecked was a popular reality television on British television’s T4 channel. It first aired in 2000 and had multiple incarnations over the next decade. The original version lasted just under a year, but it was brought back for another season in 2001. It returned in 2006 for its most popular version, Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands.
The 2006 version of Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands had the feeling of Survivor, and the contestants Read the rest of this entry »
December 15, 2012
If you get BBC America through http://www.directspecialtv.com, then you might have noticed that the British love their reality TV. While you mostly get a lot of Gordon Ramsey screaming at people in their own restaurants and health freaks telling people how to eat right, that’s not all the UK has with regards to reality TV.
They also have Shipwrecked.
Much like the American smash hit Survivor, Shipwrecked takes a bunch of strangers and strands them on an island where they must fend for themselves in order to survive. However, unlike Survivor, the early seasons of the show had a very raw format.
Instead of their being elimination rounds and tournaments, it was really about how much you could endure. Could you learn to fish? Or would you opt-out and receive transportation to the mainland. It was more about resisting the temptation to fail and return to civilization than be outright eliminated.
While the showrunners would never let someone die on the show, the stakes were much higher and if you didn’t learn how to hunt and develop a system, you might find yourself going hungry for a day or two.
In many ways, Shipwrecked was similar to Survivor, but could not at all be considered the same.
June 18, 2012
Many reality shows offer mindless entertainment, but some shows provide drama and education at the same time. The BBC series Shipwrecked originated in 2000 and is a captivating look at life on a secluded island. The chosen castaways must rely on one another during their stay on the island. The show started out as a documentary style look at 14 people surviving in primitive conditions and morphed into a competition. Each format has lessons because neither series could rely solely on the underhanded maneuvers many reality shows feature.
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June 14, 2012
The most important thing to do is to head for the life rafts is the ship is equiped. You must not panic. Listen to the captain and other workers on the ship. You must have your life vests and other floatation devices ready just in case you have to abandon ship. There was a brittish tv show called Shipwrecked. This show was reality show. This was a modern day Gilligans Island. It was a show on what to do and how to survive if stranded on an island.Confused? Here