This was easily my LEAST liked season so far. I only discovered this show about two months ago at which point I proceeded to binge watch every season. I loved all the other seasons with the exception of Season 4 which was kind of a stinker, mostly due to too much shaky camera work and that boring starting hike. Also the location was super depressing and claustrophobic.
Anyway, here are the things I didn't like about season 7, SPOILERS below:
1. Those interviews after each episode were basically just recaps and totally unnecessary imo. The interviewer was charismatic and did a decent job but very little was revealed and the interviews seemed more like an attempt to make the contestants into celebrities and somehow more relatable/likable to us. (Btw, what was up with those bright white teeth veneers on the host?) I think it's better that when someone loses, boom they're gone, not to be seen again until the reunion special.
2. There were too many gory animal deaths and dismemberings. We don't need to repeatedly see an animal getting "processed". Also, Roland's killing of that ox was barbaric and he seemed to show zero respect or empathy/compassion for it, or any of the animals he killed. Huge turnoff.
3. It just felt boring. With the exception of the final episode, I would often think, damn, this season is way less engaging than the other seasons. I had trouble putting my finger on it. Maybe I'm just getting bored of the show. Or maybe they had a different crew or different approach in editing this one? Or maybe the contestants are getting too good so we don't see as many mistakes and as much struggle? I think those post episode interviews may have been a factor.
I've only watched two episodes so far. I found this series after watching all 7 seasons of Alone, another survivalist type reality show. I found Naked and Afraid to be not nearly as good. The fact there's no prize makes me wonder why the hell are these people doing this? And what's the penalty if they tap out early? Public shame maybe? And the presence of the camera crew gives it a strangely staged vibe. The show likes to focus on the personal drama between the contestants. I prefer the raw survivalist theme of Alone.
This is the only season I've watched since it's the only one available on Netflix right now. Pretty awesome show. I agree with another reviewer that some of the animals getting slaughtered scenes might be hard on some viewers. I was bummed none of the most likable contestants made it to the final two, but this is a subjective thing. The person who finally won totally deserved it. They had so many survival skills it was insane. It was super interesting seeing the variety of reasons people had to tap out. I really wish they had showed a list of all the items that each contestant brought with them. I also wish they had spent less time with some of the more annoying contestants. Michelle was really grating on me and my gf, especially in episode 6. The way she turned the dead rabbit into a puppet was pretty twisted. She showed a lack of respect for the animals in general. But it was fun yelling at the tv screen. It looks like 1 & 2 are available on the History channel for free, I'm gonna check those out next...
I'm half way through episode two and having trouble knowing why I should care/root for the main character. The writing and acting is all quirky and great, but she's just not very likable, and she's channelling a very off-putting masculine energy. I'd really enjoy this more if she was more endearing.
I was actually enjoying this show and was planning to watch the whole season then in episode two there was a gratuitous torture scene involving jumper cables on nipples. The victim wasn't even a bad guy, just someone at the wrong place at the wrong time. Then they added clamps to his earlobes too and it was all so distasteful I had to stop watching.
Interesting and original series. Jessica Biel does some great acting throughout, she sure knows how to turn on the water works. Bill Pullman is always interesting and strangely charismatic in his movies. I deducted one star for the MASSIVE plot hole in the series which gets revealed in the episode. Spoiler Alert: Why didn't the parents report their daughter missing? They just accepted she was dead after she disappeared?? I think the writers so desperately wanted the twist at the end to be that Phoebe was the one buried in the dirt that they skipped over how illogical it would be. They should have just had it be that blonde. It would have made more sense this way. They could have snuck Phoebe back into her bedroom, then the parents would then find her deceased the next morning, and Cora would be missing. They would just assume Phoebe died of natural causes since she was sick anyway. Everything else could have been played out the same way. The detective could have gotten the info about the pill selling business a different way since the blonde character would be deceased and wouldn't be able to tell him.
I just watched all three seasons of Love over the course of about two weeks, what a great show! I feel like three seasons was the perfect length for Mickey and Gus' story arc, but if they made a fourth season I'd probably watch it too. In the first season Mickey was a serious mess. At times I found her obsession with Gus a little hard to believe. She's absolutely beautiful and would have a million options in the real world. Gus put up with a LOT of selfishness and craziness from her and it made me a little cynical about how beautiful people like Mickey can get away with terrible behavior. Guys will just ignore all the bad stuff to be someone that looks like that. I also found all the women throwing themselves at Gus a little hard to believe, particularly the sister threesome thing, but hey, it's a show so i just kind of accepted it. It was hilarious seeing Gus screw up so many opportunities both personal and professional. Season two was probably my favorite. I think some of the funniest stuff happened on the set of Witchita. I was super impressed with the casting on this show. It was fairly diverse, and every actor really nailed their parts. The mushroom trip episode was pretty hilarious, especially Randy's pronunciation of Cah-yo-tay. One thing I'm surprised they never gave closure on was Mickey hooking up with her old boyfriend while Gus was away on the movie job. This was something that could have really tested Gus and it would have been good to see. I thought for sure it was going to come up during the wedding episode when Gus' ex fiance was triggering Mickey, but I guess the writers didn't want to include it. Maybe the message is that a few mistakes in relationships are okay and sometimes it's best to let sleeping dogs lie. I took a hiatus from dating about a year ago, and this show had me flip flopping between really wanting to be in a relationship and also really glad I'm not in one! In the end this show is incredibly romantic and it's left me with a strange hope that I might experience love again someday. Incidentally, I love how in the first episode or two they basically said romance is BS and manufactured by movies, then over the course of three seasons they totally reinforced that romantic love and relationships getting better over time really do happen. :) (One final tid bit, I loved Andy Dick's part, and also some of the other well known actors that showed up like Ed Begley and David Spade, but it was a little weird to see Andy playing himself but the other actors playing characters. No big deal but felt a little distracting at times.)
Ahh, this show was kind of a mixed bag for me. (Note: I watched in the original German with English subtitles, Netflix lets you do that). I thought some of the acting was really good. And I like the time travel stuff and the moody atmosphere. But it got a little too complicated toward the end. They were still introducing characters in episode 8 and it just got overwhelming trying to remember who was who in the three different timelines. Also, nothing really happens/changes. Everyone is basically stuck in a time loop and so it took away agency from basically every character. I guess that's what they were going for, showing that we don't have free will. Also, not enough was explained about the priest and old woman imo. And why was the priest telling that one teen (Bartosz) all the secrets? Why were they in cahoots? It seemed like just writing device to deliver exposition. Side note, people could play a drinking game for every time a character starts a sentence with "My father told me.." Lol.
I stumbled on to this show randomly last night. On the screen it said it was Episode one of Season one. I watched and half way through I knew I would want to keep watching the show. When I went to look for episode two, I learned this came out in early 2017 but no other episodes were ever released. It's now late 2017 and still no sign of more episodes. I just did a quick web search and although reviews are very favorable, it doesn't look like it's currently in production. That's disappointing because I enjoyed the premise.
Really disappointed. I purchased the pilot and found the first 10 minutes very promising but then they started using the handycam technique for filming and I started getting dizzy. I'm always amazed when I see directors/producers making the horrible decision to use hand held cameras.
I liked season 1. This is the first French tv series I've ever watched. I just gave up on watching season 2, 17 minutes into episode 6. I came here to read reviews and see if I was the only one who is disappointed in season 2. I read George M.'s synopsis of the final episode. I wanted to know how things turned out but didn't feel like spending another 2.5 episodes to do it. It's hard to pinpoint what went wrong with season 2. Maybe it's all just too dark, and meandering. It feels like they're just stretching it out to fill 8 episodes. Would have been better if they squeezed it all into 5 or 6. Season 1 was much more interesting. I do love the scenic area in which it was filmed.