Darcy's Wild Life:
Reviewed By: Peter
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Rating: 2 out of 5
I am here to talk about the show "Darcy's Wild Life", in which a young, naive, spoiled brat moves to the country with her mother. Now, this premise may seem amusing to anyone who hasn't seen The Simple Life, but this show is, sadly, The Simple Life's poor cousin.
First off, the casting is weak and inconsistent. Darcy, the title character, seems rather shallow and undeveloped, both in character and in emotion. (A running gag throughout the show has Darcy running away from animals and screaming.) Her mother is mysteriously portrayed with a British accent, which makes me suspect that this is not actually her mother, who is normally nature-loving. The other characters range in shallowness, from the typical stuck-up girl named Brittany to the red-head with zero character to the boy with long hair named Eli who is NOT a looker and thus it is puzzling why all the girls have a crush on him to the young child who likes animals who is the only star among the dull lightbulbs of this so-called comedy.
Despite these shortcomings, however, Darcy's Wild Life manages to try and gain an actual audience by comparing itself to The Simple Life. Unfortunately, Darcy is nowhere as funny as Paris Hilton and thus fails due to her flat portrayal.
In conclusion, Darcy's Wild Life is a show that, like all life, must eventually die. (Hopefully someone will have the sense to do so before it drags on for another tedious season.)