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Planet Earth Series

Planet Earth Series

Spring 2008 Television
Ages: 6 & Up
Network: Discovery Channel
Review:
PLANET EARTH -- Quite simply, it's the standard against which all science/nature documentaries must forever be measured for reasons almost too numerous to mention here. Aimed at no single demographic group so much as the human race itself, "Planet Earth" makes the world around us come to life with a crystal clarity and magnificence never before witnessed. For kids, this multi-parter offers an exciting and fully appropriate view of the natural planet that can't help but stimulate thrall and awe in equal measure. It teaches with great flair while it entertains us effortlessly, presenting the world in a fashion that never feels in the least dull or preachy. The series consistently illuminates, its grandeur and scope at once mesmerizing and stimulating. As close to a perfect production as we're ever likely to see.
Ray Richmond   ©2008 Parents' Choice
A television critic, entertainment/media columnist and blogger (www.pastdeadline.com) for The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Richmond is a longtime fixture on the Los Angeles journalism scene. He pens the weekly column The Pulse, which is globally syndicated by Reuters. Richmond has also worked variously as a feature and entertainment writer, beat reporter and TV critic for a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Variety, the Orange County Register and the late Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

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