In New Philadelphia, Ohio Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to a man who turns on them, stabbing Liz repeatedly and beating Brandi and then throwing her into a river.Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days.And Sam and Suzanne are kidnapped in Waldron, Arkansas by a hitchhiker who forces them to drive several hundred miles at gunpoint.

The show allows survivors to explain – in their own words – how they overcame life-threatening circumstances without dramatic reenactments.

Most episodes feature three separate stories involving kidnapping or getting stranded in a remote location; however, some only feature two. In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived...

The official website states: "What would you do if you were confronted with death? allows survivors to explain – in their own words – how they overcame unbelievable circumstances—offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever. is storytelling at its most dramatic, most basic and most honest."A new series that tells the real-life stories of people who faced life-threatening events, yet somehow found the courage and strength to survive against all odds.

In this episode, Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her Abeline, Texas home; Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep; and two boys, Ryan and John, survive a plane crash in Wichita, Kansas and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them.

In Millsboro, Delaware Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker, who keeps her blindfolded and gagged, rapes her, and forces her to sleep next to him.

And a simple act of kindness results in a vicious assault for an elderly man when he is brutally attacked in his Rockdale, Illinois apartment by his neighbor after inviting the young man into his home for coffee.

Lonnie plays dead for four agonizing hours after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head.

is a documentary television series produced by NHNZ that airs on Lifetime Movie Network.

The series premiered on March 24, 2008 and in the past has aired new episodes Sunday nights.

The show currently airs on Friday evenings at 8 PM Eastern Time followed by sister series I Survived...

and Back (in which people share their near death experiences).