A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Love, marriage, infidelity, anger, and revenge are all themes, but morality is not.
Positive Role Models
Nobody has their hands clean in this series.
The primarily white cast features a strong, albeit troubled, female lead.
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Violence & Scariness
Attempts are made to murder by pushing someone off a cliff and cutting safety straps. Some of these events lead to dangerous consequences.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
An extramarital affair is central to the story. Simulated sexual activity is shown (and audible). There's no nudity, but there are bare backs and butt-revealing thong underwear visible.
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Curses like "f--k" are frequent.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (cocktails, champagne, beer, wine) frequently visible. Cigarette and pot smoking shown in one episode.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wilderness is an adult thriller that features themes like infidelity and revenge. Attempted murders are shown (but not all are necessarily successful), and it features strong sexual content, including simulated sexual activity and lots of skin. There's also cursing, including "f--k," drinking, and occasional cigarette and pot use.
Is It Any Good?
This crime drama is entertaining but pretty uneven. Wilderness uses flashbacks and first-person narration to tell the story of a woman consumed by revenge, and the complicated events that transpire as a result. Will's semi-blatant infidelity makes it easy to despise him, and makes his wife's desire to kill him seem forgivable. Meanwhile, Liv transitions from a wronged wife to a predator, but sometimes in ways that don't always make her a sympathetic character. As the plot unfolds, it's hard to side with either of them, or Cara, who's portrayed as someone who we should feel both angry at and sorry for.
Instead, viewers have to accept that no one is guided by a sense of morality, and watch as they destroy each other and themselves. It's strangely intriguing, but there are some gaps in the story that raise questions that never get answered. That said, Wilderness still offers an overall viewing experience filled with foreboding and suspense that makes it worth checking out.
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