Island of the Sea Wolves Season 1 Review – An enjoyable nature documentary


Island of the Sea Wolves is a well-written, informative and entertaining nature documentary. It’s not a David Attenborough epic but while Frozen Planet II awes and is awes the viewers on BBC and Netflix, this effort by Netflix isn’t terrible either.

The series is set on Vancouver Island, just off the west coast of Canada. There, animals fight for supremacy and survival throughout the seasons. the camera crew of Netflix is there throughout the year. Apart from the frigid, icy winter, for whatever reason.

Yes, The three episodes begin in the spring and continue to take in different animal groups all through the year until the close of the Autumn season.

The episodes themselves are split into distinct chunks and the chapters focus predominantly on Otters, Wolves, and Bald Eagles. We follow the same family unit each with its own unique name and individual travels. This is a fascinating strategy that was extremely successful with Both Dynasties as well as Seven Worlds, One Planet as well as here.

The narration by Will Arnett isn’t actually that bad and the episodes last a decent length of time, too.

Within these three main creatures are different species that have been studied, including Orca Whales as well as Black Bears. It is a bit annoying that the latter are frequently referred to by the name of “Killer Whales” and although it’s their most common name, it doesn’t reflect the beauty and intelligence of the creatures. This is a minor issue, however, it is a terribly frustrating one.

The camera work is excellent, and even though the music score is a bit tinny generally speaking but some of the more establishing photographs from the islands are spectacular. Sunsets and sunrises appear beautiful, and there are plenty of close-ups of each animal that are nice to see.

There are plenty of details packed into these episodes as well as seeing how animals go about their lives throughout the year is the most enjoyable part of the project. With only 3 episodes, there’s plenty to delve into. It’s not ideal, and often it struggles to make it to the top of the list of nature documentaries excellence, but it’s still an enjoyable watch regardless.


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