Sunday, October 07, 2007
TV premiering tonight: Life is Wild
Two of the central roles on this show (the parents of a blended American family who move to the wilds of South Africa) have been recast since the pilot I saw, but I doubt it makes much of a difference. This is such a dull, bland show that I can't imagine any actors could make it more interesting or exciting. Filling the safe family drama post now that 7th Heaven is gone, Life is Wild is at least slightly less preachy and self-righteous, but its characters are one-dimensional and its plotting stale and obvious. Shot in an actual nature preserve in South Africa, it has some nice footage of wildlife, but if that's what you're looking for you'd do better to tune in to Animal Planet, which won't have all those annoying actors getting in the way. The CW, Sundays, 8 p.m.