For fans of adventure and the great outdoors, it's hard to find a more thrilling and engaging show than History's reality survival series "Alone." Premiering in 2015, the show spans nine seasons, each one following ten contestants who elect to live alone in the wilderness with nothing but their savvy and ingenuity to keep them going.
As soon as they get to the season's location, the participants have to be totally self-sufficient, and are tasked with doing everything, including catching their own food, starting their own fires, and even building their own shelters. The contestant who survives for the longest out in the wild receives a prize of a whopping half a million dollars. But the road to wealth, of course, isn't easy: In order to get there, participants have to weather a number of treacherous variables, such as unpredictable and violent climates, hungry wildlife, and more. Because of these dangerous conditions, many either quit or are pulled out due to starvation, illness, injury, or plain old mental exhaustion.
Each season takes place in a different arena — from the vast, jagged mountains of Patagonia to a mysterious, largely unexplored valley in Mongolia — so viewers never really know what they're going to get until they dive headfirst into the season. And because of the variation of each season, some are naturally better than others. So without further ado, here is a ranking of each season of "Alone" from worst to best.
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