Parents' Guide to

Fatal Attractions

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Reality series shows dangers of having wild animals as pets.

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Fatal Attractions

Great show. It gives good insight on the dangers of owning exotic animals with killer instincts. So in that way this show could be educational, but graphic at the same time.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1):
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Fatal Attractions starts with a fascinating idea, but the execution is flawed. Watching people cavort with wild animals is irresistible, but the images also come with a sense of foreboding. So when something does go awry, we aren't exactly surprised. Nor are the viewers going to be especially excited by the reenactments, which are fairly slow and tedious. And since it's hard to get real footage of people being attacked by wild animals, the recreated sequences have little substance. It's just a narrator describing what happened, and often guessing because nobody saw the incident except the victim. The stories are more interesting to hear than they are to see.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 14, 2010
  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: November 5, 2022

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