Some here have dinged this series for its presentation of traditional practices which may be seen as barbaric. Others have dinged it for its lack of scientific information. The fact remains however that there is little material available which presents the phylum Insecta in a favorable or at least non-terrifying light. What "Insectia" lacks in scientific detail it certainly makes up for in abundance of high quality footage. The narrator is passionate and affable.
What has been described as the depiction of "cruel practices" by certain other reviewers is simply the objective presentation of the role that insects play in various cultures around the world. To deny their importance in these respects is to discard their importance to us historically, mythologically, and culturally.
In the end, this series might disappoint serious entomologists, but they'll certainly delight their children. The series is overflowing with footage I've never seen elsewhere, presented in a captivating manner that I can't wait to force upon my nieces and nephews (and eventually my own children). No one should be horrified by insects, and if anything, this series will ensure that.