Parents' Guide to

Immortalized

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Taxidermy reality contest is bizarre but ultimately boring.

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In theory, Immortalized sounds like the stuff reality TV dreams are made of, turning taxidermy into a head-to-head competition that puts a little-understood art form in the spotlight with the corny intensity of, say, Iron Chef America. It sounds weird, just weird enough to work. Only in this case, it totally doesn't -- in spite of the concept's guilty-pleasure potential.

The main problem is the show's bungled format, which completely saps the series of any drama by devoting a mere five minutes to the actual creation process and breezing through the hours of painstaking work that goes into each display. As a result, the bulk of each episode feels more like filler than compelling television. And even weird subjects deserve more dignity than that.

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