A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A group of zoo animals hang out and learn how to survive and take care of each other after a zombie apocalypse.
Positive Role Models
Characters are interested in self-improvement, anger management, and taking care of one another despite their differences.
Violence & Scariness
Wild Life takes place after a zombie apocalypse and features bloody zombie deaths and human skeletal remains. The main character, Glenn, has a habit of going "primal" and killing things.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters talk about sex and buy condoms. No sex is shown.
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Profanity is used frequently and includes "f--k," "s--t," "ass," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Jokes are made about consumer culture (characters go shopping at an abandoned mall), but no product placement is featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters lick a frog that has psychedelic effects. One character is addicted to energy drinks that look like alcohol and have drug-like properties.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wild Life is an adult animated comedy about a group of zoo animals living in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-invaded world. The show is part of Syfy's TZGZ, a block of short animated shows that air after midnight. Characters are self-conscious about their animal instincts and attempt to behave like humans: a cheetah suppresses urges to attack, a dolphin wants to go hiking, etc. The show features cartoonish violence as characters fight zombies and interact with human skeletons. Wild Life features frequent profanity ("f--k," "s--t," "ass," etc.) and there's sex talk and the buying of condoms. (No sex is shown.) Characters use substances with drug-like properties, like a psychedelic toad or hardcore energy drinks.
Is It Any Good?
Syfy's TZGZ is sort of a knock-off of Adult Swim programming -- it's a block of quick, mostly forgettable, animated comedies. Wild Life, one of TZGZ's featured series, checks all the boxes for that particular type of show. Self-aware animal-based characters make some easy jokes about nature and psychology, but ultimately just end up hanging out in the pool. It would have been considered edgy in a pre-Family Guy world but now just feels like a watered down version of BoJack Horseman.
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