A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series underscores the importance of appreciating and preserving nature, specifically America's wildlife, and debunks some of the myths that exist about some elusive species.
Positive Role Models
Anderson is respectful of the animals and their environment. He is a great example of someone who has followed his interests and passions and made them into his career. He knows when it is not appropriate to interact with certain animals.
Violence & Scariness
Animal aggressiveness and hunting habits are discussed. Dead animals and carcasses are visible. Anderson occasionally endures small bites and scratches when interacting with some animals.
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Products & Purchases
Occasionally the North Face logo is visible on some outdoor gear, but it is not prominently featured.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this wildlife documentary series, which features a naturalist traveling North America to observe and document elusive or endangered animals, is pretty mild. But images of dead animals or carcasses may be disturbing to more sensitive viewers. The focus on educational details and the slower pace of this show may also reduce the excitement for some kids. Viewers should also be reminded that the people featured here are experts, and that for safety reasons wild animals should never be approached or disturbed.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers an interesting look at various kinds of wildlife that most people know little about. It offers insights into the biomechanics of the animals and their behavior. It also highlights reasons why some species of animals are misunderstood.
While Anderson's careful and responsible approach to documenting animal behavior is interesting, the show also offers some remarkable video footage of a wide variety of animals and their habitats, some of which is completely unexpected thanks to the amount of time the naturalist spends out on the field. The result is a viewing experience that is both educational and beautiful.
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