• 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. 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. With its fresh premise, the show could be a welcome oasis to viewers who are weary of animation, reality or even football.
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 »