A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Bucket List Europe takes viewers on a guided tour of Europe's fascinating natural landmarks: from icebergs to subtropical beaches, from wetlands to dense forests, and from mountains to deserts. It's packed with fascinating facts (e.g., sperm whales, some of which live off the coast of Spain, have the biggest brain of any animal species; wild boars in the lush forests of mainland Europe live in female-led groups called sounders).
There's so much wildlife and natural geography to appreciate in even the most populated countries. Also, these things deserve respect. It's up to humans to make sure that we continue to slow the rate of deforestation in European mainland forests.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bucket List Europe is an informative and gorgeously shot TV special that details a long run of European geographical features and wildlife. The premise of the show is that there's much more in Europe beyond the common bucket list items related to human culture (visiting the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben, for example), and it devotes about one to three minutes showing and explaining each of these dozens of fascinating natural features. From the polar bears of far northern Europe to the macaque monkeys on the coast of Spain, there's a lot in this documentary for any person, young or old, to marvel at. Because the documentary does not give much detail on each feature of wildlife or geography, there aren't any violent or tense situations whatsoever.
Is It Any Good?
This documentary takes viewers on a guided tour of Europe's fascinating natural landmarks: from icebergs to subtropical beaches, from wetlands to dense forests, and from mountains to deserts. Europe boasts an incredible variety of ecosystems, and Bucket List Europe gives some detail to almost all of them.
The documentary sometimes feels a little rushed and list-like because of the great amount of detail it covers in a short time. Yet the dense concentration of detail is also one of the things that makes the documentary visually engaging because it has gorgeous footage to underline the staggering amount of information it covers. The incredible footage and calm, sometimes funny narration make Bucket List Europe succeed at its fun, educational, information-heavy goals.
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