Life is Wild : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 2007
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    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.
  2. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the casting (and thus, acting) is a disaster. The writing is weak. And the fish-out-of-water story grows old within minutes. Not even a cute cub can save it.
  3. 20
    It feels more like a TV gathering of stick figures from an instruction manual.
  4. 20
    If you're after a compelling drama set amid the wild beauty of Africa, don't bother with the new CW show Life Is Wild. You're better off with "Meerkat Manor" or a well-made nature documentary.
  5. 20
    It just substitutes South Africa for "Everwood's" Colorado, trite idiocy for "Everwood's" sharp dialogue, and a game of blind-man's-bluff for "Everwood's" casting director--actress Leah Pipes, who looks 25 and sounds 30, is the least convincing teenager since Stockard Channing staved off menopause in "Grease."
  6. 10
    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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MelT
    Mar 29, 2009
    10
    I love this show, I hate that it was canceled! They have to bring it back!!
  2. TitoC
    Jan 21, 2008
    10
    I love this show since day 1. Every week I get to know the characters a bit more - like true friends and family. I never listen to critics - I love this show since day 1. Every week I get to know the characters a bit more - like true friends and family. I never listen to critics - only to my heart; and my heart LOVES this great program. Keep this compelling new drama on the air for many years to come and I'll be happy! Full Review »
  3. RhiannonK
    Dec 1, 2007
    10
    The pilot was a little weak, but the the rest of the episodes are interesting and fun. There are several interesting story lines. Plus I The pilot was a little weak, but the the rest of the episodes are interesting and fun. There are several interesting story lines. Plus I think the story is different, and the South African location is nice. My only complaint is that I feel The CW gave this show one of the worse possible timeslots. Full Review »