I'm a teen, and when I'm bored and nothing is on TV then I watch the history channel. When I turned this on, I was like 'Huh, kind of interesting." But it really develops and the graphics are captivating and eye-catching. It really tells history in an interesting, watchable way and I enjoyed it. Very educational, good for high/middle school history classes.
We've only watched the first disc in the series, but it seems rather sensational and overly focused on war. Not that war isn't a big part of history, but even inventions and discoveries are presented in a framework of war. The depictions of battle are constant and unnecessary and several of elements like farming and democracy are glossed over with battles. It does go through several pivotal moments in history and so may be worth watching. I am having to watch often and talk often about the why we think they focus so much on war and why it seems so sensational and how they could have made the movie better.