Serengeti: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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Critic Ratings: 7


Audience Score

User Ratings: 7
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Air date: Aug 4, 2019
Air date: Aug 11, 2019
Air date: Aug 18, 2019
Air date: Aug 25, 2019
Air date: Sep 1, 2019
Air date: Sep 8, 2019

Tv Season Info


Lupita Nyong'o
as Narrator
John Boyega
as Narrator (UK)

Critic Reviews for Serengeti Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Here it is at last: savannah soap! And it's fab.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to trust these constructed science-free stories, which tend towards squeamishness... It is worth sticking with, however, because the film crew have submitted wonders.

Jul 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Entertaining, visually stunning African animal series.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's hard to fathom whom this is for, given it feels like it's for children on the one hand but definitely isn't on the other. Weird. But watchable, even if it isn't "new."

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The BBC must quietly be preparing for the day when Attenborough can't play Glasto any more. I fervently hope this isn't the way forward, although it has given me a useful new distinction between "popular" and "populist".

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Serengeti, a gloriously photographed spectacle that will have staid naturalists tearing their hair out.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's all very EastEnders: Off to the Plains.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Serengeti: Season 1

  • Aug 06, 2019
    I lasted only about 15 minutes. The quality of the filming is straight out of the 50s. The story is straight out of a soap opera. I was expecting an HD experience at least. The "characterization" is juvenile. Ditch this one.
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Some of the shots and the narrative are ok. But the whole over dramatization is awful. No scientific foundation and just awful story telling. The scenes of some „stories" haven't even been shot in the same time of day. And yes, there are also a lot of bad special effects included. I hope this is not the future of BBC.
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Terrific so far, amazing photography, great family entertainment!
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Unreal idiotic politics invade

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