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Good material & informative but...
on 17 March 2011
The show is good & got good material however the narrator is too imposing & his voice is too intrusive in the commentary. It would've been better to get rid of him all together & let the scientists do the talk or get a more appealing voice to narrate. Also every episode is crammed with material that could've made 2 hours show instead of 1 hr. I guess he producer wanted to have everything in there while editing hours of useful material in the studio. In natural history documentaries, sometimes "Less is more".
Also every episode is made of 4-5 chunks that don't necessarily fit in together... I think it's made this way for TV ads breaks. However when watched as one set, it doesn't flow smoothly & fit naturally with the previous scene. In summary it's got good material but the execution of the programme could've been better. And also closer to the end of every episode it gets more like a marathon trying to keep up with the narrator's voice.