When a group of teenage girls from different backgrounds find themselves stranded on a remote island, a social experiment like no other begins, in the first season of the Amazon Prime Video series, The Wilds (2020). Created by Sarah Streicher, the series stars Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey, Helena Howard, Erana James, and Sarah Pidgeon. YouTuber Kristen Maldonado shares her views on the teenage drama series.
The real focus of this show is the trauma of just being a teenage girl and the things that young women have to go through. I also think they did a great job of introducing us to a diverse group of people in so many forms from ethnicities to lifestyles, backgrounds, body types … they really gave us a lot of variety in these characters' personalities and their stories.
The show took a concept that is complex and could be difficult to execute, but pulled it off really well and made it work, says the YouTuber. Maldonado is impressed by the show's writing in being able to create characters with so much depth and development throughout the season. The balance in tone of serious moments, survival moments, heartfelt moments and even comedic moments contribute to an impressive range of performances from the characters, says the YouTuber.
The YouTuber is hooked from the very beginning and binged watched the entire season in a day. A show she highly recommends and even goes as far as to name it her favorite show of 2020.
YouTuber Kristen Maldonado rates and reviews new movies and TV shows on her channel weekly.