Fierce Queens: Season 1 Reviews

May 13, 2020
There's nothing here that seems new necessarily on the information front, but the photography is sharp and detailed, the animal action is both beautiful and vicious, and Witherspoon gets a paycheck so really, aren't we all winners here?
May 13, 2020
The impact is somewhat blunted by an awkward insistence on framing these stories with clunky feminist jargon, which ends up feeling more distracting than empowering.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 13, 2020
Planet Earth this is not, but it's ultimately harmless - although it does show several hunting sequences where animals are torn apart, so...there's that, I guess. Slay!
May 13, 2020
I would prefer to be napping to this on television.
May 13, 2020
While "Fierce Queens" does not quite reach the highs of "Our Planet" or "Planet Earth," it deserves attention as an exciting educational program.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2020
Insightful nature docuseries spotlights female perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2020
Eviscerating a group of rutting male impala as feminist strikeback? Apparently so.
April 6, 2020
Plays like one of those random shorts that live deep in the recesses of airplane in-flight player libraries...but with Reese Witherspoon narrating
April 6, 2020
Watching this, I thought, This has to be one of the more deranged Quibi concepts.
April 6, 2020
The footage is from the BBC and it is stunning, even if it shows a limit to holding the camera vertically.
April 6, 2020
The series is a prime example of a good concept with mediocre execution; it doesn't help that Witherspoon is phoning in the narration the way 2018-19 LeBron played defense.
April 6, 2020
Witherspoon is a wonderful addition to the show as a host, even when she's delivering some rather silly copy from the writers, but make no mistake: Nature's queens are the real stars here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2020
An impressively filmed feminist Wild Kingdom, [It] focuses on female animals and how they survive and conquer, with narration from Reese Witherspoon that makes living in an ant colony sound like Game of Thrones, which, honestly, it might be.
April 6, 2020
Fierce Queens offers inspiring and authentically interesting examples of perseverance and innate skill.
April 6, 2020
Look, if you don't have Reese Witherspoon in a show, are you even competing in Peak TV anymore?... It's slight, but informative.
April 6, 2020
Fierce Queens is a show where Reese Witherspoon narrates rah-rah tales of wildlife womanhood, using empowerment language that comes off variously as tone-deaf and absurd.