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Excellent series, best of the lot.
on 21 April 2012
This is the original "Who Do You Think You Are?" series and it shows.
In this box set you receive seasons one through seven of the show as aired in Britain. Well, I mean, you get the British version. There are also versions in Australia and the USA, among other places. None of the other series I've seen stack up to the original British series.
There is such diversity of subject matter here. So many stops along the historical timeline of mankind. Various nations are visited, and we hear everything from pioneers of industry to slavers to slaves to descendants of royalty. Historical context is always given, the subjects themselves are spontaneous and natural, the music and narration are well chosen and serve the stories well, and the cinematography each time a new location is explored is just stunning and evocative.
If you are interested in genealogy, if you are doing your own family tree, if you are interested in celebrity or human history, you can't go wrong here.
These Dvds are the European format and you will need a special Dvd player to view them.