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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Life's a jungle, literally, in this remake of BBC's "Wild at Heart."
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. 75
    Yes, there's a heavy hand in the schmaltz department, what with the dead mother and the wounded beasts and all (Hey! It's Africa after all!) but it's not so heavy that it's annoyingly cloying. At least it worked for me.
  2. 63
    Life Is Wild, a 7th Heaven replacement that adds African landscapes, wildlife and culture.
  3. Nothing new here; Wild is exactly what you would expect, in a "7th Heaven Goes to Africa" kind of way. [5 Oct 2007, p.67]
  4. 50
    Far, far away from the cutting edge, Life in the Wild offers a family-drama walk on the mild side.
  5. Life Is Wild, which is based on a BBC series, simply cannot be given the preapproved seal of inspection for adults, either. Why? Well, there are many reasons, but in no small part because its efforts at exposition are of the kind that would make even a young wildebeest scream: "Rewrite! Rewrite! Rewrite!"
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Even a hard-hearted critic would find it difficult not to coo at the lion cub that wanders onto the grounds, but the series can deliver only so many Animal Planet moments before leaving auds to grapple with its trite elements and annoying characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd R. Ramlow
    While Life is Wild is structured as a sort of fishes-out-of-water tale, it is more accurately described as a neocolonial masturbatory fantasy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6