The Island is a show on NBC. A bunch of guys are dumped on the beach of a tropical island. They must find water and food and make shelter and fire.
One guy left cuz he didn't like it. Two guys left cuz they got sick. One guy left because he missed his family. Duh. He shoulda seen that coming. I guess the struggles and the group dynamics are somewhat engrossing.
Alone. This is a show on cable. Ten guys (theoretically survival experts) are dumped on an island off the coast of Canada. They are not together as a group. Each one is separate and apart from the others. The place is cold and wet. It's hard to make a fire with wet stuff. It's hard to keep warm without fire. However, the biggest issues, IMO, are not water, food, warmth, and shelter. The biggest issues, IMO, are the bears, wolves, and cougars!!!!
The people have cameras and film themselves. Major league selfies (a whole show of them). They also have motion-sensitive cameras that go outside their shelter. In the first episode, a man hears large animals near his shelter. The camera reveals two bears!! He left the next day. While the bears were poking around, we could hear wolves howling in the distance.
In the next episode a man reported seeing three wolves about ten feet from his shelter. He left the next day.
Then there was the guy who saw a bear across the stream from him. He started talking to it! He's still there.
I'm a little surprised that people are put in harm's way like this. I guess that they had to sign agreements that if they got et, the producers wouldn't be held responsible.