The Hunt

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Beautiful wildlife docu focuses on hunting, survival.

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Educational Value

The natural processes by which various animals hunt, survive, are highlighted. 

Positive Messages

Hunting is a natural, normal part of wild animal life.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Even though the animals themselves aren't role models, the people involved with documenting them have treated them with respect and care.

Violence & Scariness

Animals stalk, attack, bite, are eaten. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Hunt is a British documentary series about the different predatory habits of wild animals. Animal chases, attacks, biting, and eating are regularly shown. These events are treated as natural and normal parts of wild animal behavior, but younger viewers may need some explanations, and more sensitive viewers may find it a little tough to watch. 

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Kid, 12 years old December 9, 2017

Nature Show is Well Made!

Well made and a good show. I watch it with my dad, and I'd even re watch it with my mom! It's a great show for nature loving families to watch. It... Continue reading

What's the story?

Narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough, THE HUNT is a documentary series that showcases the unique hunting patterns of different species of animals. From cheetahs chasing their prey across the African plains to flying fish getting chased by frigate birds, it shows how different animals on the wildlife food chain must rely on each other to stay alive and to keep the planet's ecosystem going. 

Is it any good?

Beautifully filmed and elegantly narrated, this documentary series shows the instinctual behaviors among a range of predators and their prey. The Hunt reveals some of the more unique strategies different species employ to stalk and capture their food, as well as to avoid being eaten. 

It's fascinating, but viewers may not be able to keep from rooting for the animals being hunted, especially when they're young (or cuter-looking) animals. However, these events are discussed in a way that's more practical than threatening and celebrate the remarkable way animals are able to survive and thrive on the planet. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about documentaries about animals and animal behavior like The Hunt. Do you think there are things we don't know about animals yet? 

  • How are documentarians able to get footage of animals hunting or underwater feedings? What kind of training do they have to have? Is it safe? What must they do to make sure they don’t disturb the wildlife they're filming? 

  • How does The Hunt promote curiosity? Why is this an important character strength?

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