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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A Perfect Planet focuses on Earth's "unique balance of natural forces," looking at how monumental forces of nature, such as volcanoes, oceans, and weather systems, actually work together to create an ideal planet for its inhabitants.
Positive Role Models
Wild animals from across the continents and oceans are seen thriving in and adapting to dangerous environments.
Violence & Scariness
A Perfect Planet features predators and prey in the wild, some of which can be shocking. For example, wildebeest calves are witnessed being born and learning to walk, then attacked by hyenas and cheetahs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Perfect Planet is a nature documentary series about the vast systems that keep the Earth in balance, like oceans, volcanoes, and the weather, as well as one that threatens to disrupt that balance: humans. Sir David Attenborough narrates each episode and explores how the extreme environments have shaped our everyday lives before zooming in to see how wild animals adapt and thrive in these environments. The series features some scenes in nature that might be hard to watch for sensitive viewers, including young animals being born, struggling to find food, and being attacked by predators.
Is It Any Good?
Flamingos are one of nature documentaries' greatest hits. They show up a lot. But to see flamingos nesting on a bed of molten lava, as they do in A Perfect Planet, is truly awe-inspiring, no matter how many nature shows have featured flamingos before. A Perfect Planet is able to unveil such stunning new glimpses into nature thanks to a strong, unique point of view. The series goes to great lengths to explore treacherous environments and reveal how they contribute to the delicate environmental balance that makes Earth inhabitable. And not surprisingly, the whole thing drives to an episode about how humans are in danger of disrupting that natural balance, making it feel less like a simple documentary series and more like a gorgeous, thrilling call to action.
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