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A mixture of a documentary series and "Fluff TV "
on 8 October 2012
I was expecting a better , more interesting, informative documentaries after reading all the 5 star reviews for "The Coast" series before i decided to purchase this. Unfortunately it seems to have bits of interesting documentary thrown in with 60 percent or more "reality filler TV show" type of "stuff" too. Such as cooking crabs or about how a lady takes care of lost baby seal..and nurses it back to health.etc with reality tv show types of presentation and commentary , opinion a bit too. I really found a difficult time staying interested in what seemed like lots of "filler" material ..and not enough about history, geography etc of the places being supposedly viewed (which was really a lost chance for a great idea for a informative documentary). I also didnt care much for Neil Oliver either..his "style" gets pretty old quickly..(although he must be pretty popular to have now starred in several documentaries..none of which i liked really either..and seemed too "fluffy".)
It does have historical information about some of the regions and interesting information about the cities towns, and regions..and does have nice camera footage of many of the regions..the problems i have with "The Coast" series are 1. the seeming 60 percent "filler"..2. the presentation is too reality tv like and "fluffy". 3. I didnt care for Neil Oliver nor the young lady with surname of Robertson. although she was better than Neil Oliver in my opinion. He just seems too out of sync with what a documentary presentater should be like..a sober, academic and objective as well as very knowledgeable person who stays mostly in the BACKGROUND and focuses on the subject at hand as well as INTERESTING...but this only gets 3 stars for me..and i really feel it should be 2.5 stars.