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Parents' Guide to

A Perfect Planet

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Another Attenborough epic on Earth's majesty and fragility.

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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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