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Watch THE COLONY to see if ten survivors of a simulated global catastrophe can make it through ten weeks cut off from civilization.
What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food, water or shelter? THE COLONY is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For ten weeks, a group of ten volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside of Los Angeles -- with no electricity from the grid, no running water, and no communication with the outside world: Tasked with creating a liveable society, all they have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings. Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of THE COLONY to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak. Over the course of the ten-week experiment, the Colonists must work together to build the necessities of survival such as a water filtration system, a battery bank that powered their electricity, a solar cooker, a shower system, a greenhouse and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).
Originally posted by Unit541
I feel that this show is intended to be more of an acted out survival manual than anything else.