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Parents' Guide to

Going Wild

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Divorce, addiction get treatment in nature trek reality.

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From helping a married couple rekindle their relationship to inspiring a young man to develop a better relationship with his family, Going Wild sends the message that turning to nature is a constructive way of finding answers to life's problems. But while the outdoor experience is used as a way of highlighting some of the truths behind people's behaviors, it also underscores some of the real dangers associated with it, including animal attacks and the risk of falling and getting hurt without any way of getting immediate help when necessary.

It's an interesting combination, but one that feels a bit awkward at times, especially when participants' insights and triumphs are interrupted by warnings about predators that can potentially kill them during the process. The simplistic feedback that Medvetz offers throughout isn't particularly constructive, either. Folks who like nature-themed reality will enjoy the various locations and natural wonders showcased here, but may not find the show as inspirational as it claims to be.

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