The Wilds: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Wilds

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An addictive thriller that also captures the complex lives of teenage girls, The Wilds is worth getting lost in.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 413

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

Nine teenage girls are en route to Hawaii when their plane fails, leaving them stranded on a remote island. Among them we meet Leah, who has survived to tell their story to a pair of federal investigators. Flashbacks offer an intimate look at Leah's pre-island life, and the taboo relationship that broke her heart.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

The castaways are still reeling after a tragic event. Frustrated by everyone else's inaction, Rachel leads an expedition to the island's summit to get a lay of the land. We learn more about her career as an elite athlete, the extreme measures she's taken to succeed, and the brutal truth that she isn't sharing with the others.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

Leah, Rachel, and Nora swim out to the plane wreckage and return with a crucial find. Fellow Texans Dot and Shelby search for a cave that might provide better shelter, but their contentious relationship makes matters difficult. Flashbacks reveal heart-wrenching secrets about Dot's home life.

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A shelter-building contest turns ugly. Toni provokes strife on her team, and we'll learn in flashback that this isn't the first time her rage issues have caused devastating harm.

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When one of the castaways goes missing, a search party heads out to find her. We learn more about Fatin's past, which isn't exactly the glamorous thrill ride the others thought it was. At the end of their exhausting day, the girls make a shocking discovery that stokes Leah's doubts about the island.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

A sudden illness rips through the beach camp, affecting nearly every castaway. As the girls fight for survival, we learn more about Leah's past and how she's been faring since her rescue.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

A tidal surge forces the castaways to relocate their camp. Still suspicious of the island and how they got there, Leah turns her paranoia on one of the other girls, viciously accusing her of knowing more than she's letting on. In flashback, Jeanette's astonishing backstory is unveiled.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

Assuming that rescue is imminent, the castaways let loose. The only girl who doesn't feel festive is Shelby, and a look into her past reveals why.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

Starvation becomes a very real possibility for the weakened girls. Martha could spare them from that fate, but it would require a sacrifice she's not prepared to make. Flashbacks take us into her past, revealing the childhood trauma that's made it hard for Martha to grow up and rise to difficult challenges. Leah's paranoia about the island escalates to a fever pitch.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2020

On the island, Leah feels closer than ever to proving that someone's behind their predicament. Post-rescue, fed up with the tight-lipped authorities, Leah goes searching for her own answers.

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Critic Reviews for The Wilds Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

There's something incredibly (and increasingly in each episode) watchable about this twisting, silly show that anchors its B-movie charms in truthful, heartfelt characters and performances.

Dec 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Raise your glass to toast "The Wilds" for being a rare thing indeed on the TV landscape: a genre show about a diverse group of teenage girls that is relatable, relevant, and important.

Dec 7, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What's so impressive about "The Wilds" is how creator Sarah Streicher and the deeply talented young cast members immerse us in this world so quickly and create an almost instant interest and empathy for these eight teenage girls.

Dec 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If nothing else, as with Leah, it will pull you right out of any funk you're in.

Dec 11, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What really made The Wilds shine is that they went a bit deeper than what you would expect.

Dec 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The thrill of it comes not from running or subverting these clichés, however, but embracing them with full-throated glee.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Of the many peeking over Damon Lindelof's shoulder to copy from Lost's bible, only one has shown the competence to come close to the masterwork of Lost's early seasons. It just took 16 years, and it's about teenage girls.

Dec 15, 2020 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

A gender-flipped Lord of the Flies that takes female diversity to a whole new level of shock and awe with a deep and richly respectful study of both physical and mental trauma.

Dec 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is superbly well-directed with eye-catching cinematography that turns the deserted island into beautifully menacing space.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The girls who have to fend for themselves on this remote island are so well-defined that we're finding ourselves intrigued by how they'll change during their time together.

Dec 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Over the course of ten hours The Wilds proves to be an engaging slice of Amazon entertainment which circumvents preconceptions and offers up food for thought.

Dec 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's addictive viewing - and the whole season is dropping all at once, so maybe don't plan anything else this weekend.

Dec 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wilds: Season 1

  • 22h ago
    Excellent show! Very captivating
  • 23h ago
    What a great series. The actresses were perfect. I could believe you if u said they shared similarities with their characters. The casting is just on point. Cant wait for second season.
  • 1d ago
    really steller acting from almost all the main cast elevates this otherwise average show to pretty good. the writing is decent, and the characters are well developed throughout the show. But don't expect a survival/action show based on lord of the flies. I am pretty sure none of the writers ever actually did any camping or wilderness activities, cus the survival aspect is not realistic at all. this is basically a Teen drama show focusing on a handful of characters showing their trials and tribulations. some of the conflicts seems very forced and badly written though , as if just to justify the next conflict resolution/character development scene.
  • 3d ago
    Boring show with unlikeable characters not to mention no ending just another season.
  • 4d ago
    Great show, finished it in a few days. Wow beautiful location and kept surprising me. Next season soon please!!!
  • 4d ago
    Love The Wilds! The cast is incredibly talented, the set makes you feel like you're living on the island, the music slaps. This show takes a hard look at modern feminism and what it means to be a women in modern America. Funny, soulful, heartbreaking, dramatic. 10/10. New favorite show.
  • 5d ago
    Great show! My wife and I binged watched it in a weekend.
  • 6d ago
    AMAZING!!!! Everything I didn't know I needed in a tv show. It's nice to see others isolated in a non covid way. My fave character is Rachel, she really surprised me. All the actors have chops and are extremely great. I love the characters arcs and storyline of who these girls were before and the build up to who they might be after. ready for s2.
  • 6d ago
    The show has possibly the best character development I've ever seen on television, and the same can be said about the soundtrack. What also helps it is Sarah Pidgeon's incredible performance and commitment to her role. Yet, the show is still dragged down by some below average acting, and the fact that it never really goes anywhere.
  • Jan 17, 2021
    The name of the show definitely fits. This show is filled with twists and turns that wrap up in a tight humongous bow.

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