• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 29, 2011
    30
    Maybe central casting is wearing thin, but aside from being beautiful (naturally), there's not a personality in the bunch more interesting than the crocodiles, ants or bats on display.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 29, 2011
    30
    Love in the Wild is undeniably a waste of time and brain cells.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    7
    Luckily, only the first half of "Love in the Wild" actually involves "the wild". Instead, the attention is focused on the dialog, conflict and bonding between couples, so you get the feeling that the outdoor challenge is just a ploy to create stress and drama, and not too vital to the show. Likewise, the results of the challenge don't dramatically affect the outcome for the contestants (think Big Brother).

    The second half of the show is where it really gets good. First, there's a social event where everyone can socialize with everyone else. To add a little drama, each couple is forced to sleep in the same room together (with a solitary queen bed, young'uns). The following day (and last 10 minutes of the show) is the elimination round. Both individuals of each couple can choose to stay paired, or try someone new. If the new choice refuses them, they have to wait and hope someone else will choose them. The winning couple from the challenge has the benefit of choosing first, followed by the second placed couple, and so forth. The last man and woman standing are the ones no one wants and they're the goners. So awkward; so fun.

    Of course, I've only seen the first episode, but I'm hoping this show makes it, because I'm already hooked!
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  2. Jun 7, 2012
    7
    As far as fluff television goes this one is not terrible. The premise is something that we have seem many times before but even knowing that I cannot help but watch. The wackiness of it all pulls me in. This is a really fun summer guilty pleasure. Full Review »
  3. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    One of the best dating shows ive seen. the contestants are a lot of fun to watch as they develop and change. the process is fresh and everything about the show is a 10. Full Review »