• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 10, 2019
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Ed Power
    Jan 3, 2020
    60
    From Grylls’s devil-may-care brio to the modest length – choose wisely and you can get through an episode in less than 20 minutes – this is a throwaway distraction fully aware of its inherent silliness. Approached in the same spirit, it’s a walk on the wild side that just about justifies your time.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Surette
    Apr 11, 2019
    60
    Presumably, the goal behind the show was for viewers to find the smartest way for Bear to survive but I just wanted to try to kill or hurt him in the worst way possible, or at the very least, make him drink his own pee.
  3. 50
    It is not a very good game, neither difficult nor surprising, and its mechanics are so simple that I’m not sure game is even the right term. Nor is it a very good show; it’s the opposite of engrossing, instead leading you to constantly wonder how much of it is produced and whether the wolf Grylls “fights” is actually anything close to a “wolf.” But to say that it is simply “not very good” doesn’t feel right either. ... I can’t say I wasn’t entertained. I was.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Dowling
    Dec 3, 2019
    40
    No matter which way you go, Grylls keeps up a constant monologue of exposition, laying out your options and repeating your decisions back to you. It’s diverting enough for a time, but it isn’t long before you think: if you’re going to make me edit all these programmes for you, I want to be paid.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Great series, of course, is not perfect, there are errors in the dubbing that took me out of the immersion, but it is very good to be able toGreat series, of course, is not perfect, there are errors in the dubbing that took me out of the immersion, but it is very good to be able to choose, the decisions are critical, I had to restart, I did not understand why they did not like it very much. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2019
    6
    This is a rather uneven concept for a show because it blends reality TV with interactive storytelling, two mediums don't really make a lot ofThis is a rather uneven concept for a show because it blends reality TV with interactive storytelling, two mediums don't really make a lot of sense together. In each episode, Bear has to complete some super important mission, but the fact that he stops every couple of minutes to talk to the camera and explain what you're seeing hampers the urgency it wants to create. Not to mention that he's oddly cheerful whenever he finds himself in a dangerous situation. Since we know Bear has a crew with vehicles and supplies at his disposal, there's no real sense of danger. In fact, everything could be solved much more quickly if he had his helicopter with him at all times. You get the impression he just complicates things for the sake of it. For instance, sometimes he just drops off at a random point and has to make it to a civilization on foot. It all feels rather pointless. And all the decisions you make end up feeling very shrug-worthy because Bear will be okay, no matter what.
    People under the age of 13 will probably have a fun time (for them, it's a friendly introduction to wildlife exploration). I don't know about everyone else.
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