The Worst Episodes of Life: Surviving the Darkest Days.

As a movie enthusiast, I’ve seen my fair share of bad plot twists, cringe-worthy dialogue, and downright terrible films. But nothing quite compares to the feeling of watching a truly awful episode of your favorite TV show. You know the ones I’m talking about – the episodes that make you question why you ever invested so much time into this series in the first place. In the spirit of commiseration, I’ve compiled a list of the absolute worst episodes of Life, David Attenborough’s groundbreaking nature documentary. From bizarre mating rituals to gruesome predator-prey interactions, these episodes will leave you wondering if nature really is all sunshine and rainbows. So grab some popcorn (or maybe some tissues) and get ready to cringe your way through the worst of the worst.
Mammals

Mammals

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2009-10-25

How mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and by caring for their young.

Birds

Birds

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2009-11-08

A slow-motion camera captures the unique flight of the Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird.

Hunters and Hunted

Hunters and Hunted

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2009-11-21

Unique footage of a killer whale engaging in sneaky behaviour to hunt elephant seal pups.

Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2009-11-29

A look at marine invertebrates, including Humboldt squid, starfish and giant octopuses.

Fish

Fish

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2009-11-01

A look at various fish species including sea dragon, fringehead and Hawaiian goby.

Insects

Insects

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2009-11-15

Super-slow motion shows a bombardier beetle firing boiling liquid at its enemies.

Primates

Primates

Season 1 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2009-12-13

Primates are just like humans – intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centred.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2009-10-18

A look at the strategies used by reptiles and amphibians to conquer their shortcomings.

Challenges of Life

Challenges of Life

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2009-10-11

A look at how some animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance to breed.

Plants

Plants

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2009-12-06

A look at plants and the ingenious and manipulative ways they counter life’s challenges.