A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Curiosity is a major theme. Nature is about survival.
Positive Role Models
Attenborough is a naturalist and conservationist.
Violence & Scariness
Animals hunt, kill for survival.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mating, procreation a major theme.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Life Story is a documentary featuring the journey of animals from birth until they become parents. It's mild enough for family viewing, but younger or more sensitive children may be frightened by some of the predatory behavior (hunting, killing, eating) featured here.
Is It Any Good?
The series offers an insightful look at how animals begin their lives and take their first steps, leave their homes, mate, and ultimately become parents. It also shows how wild animals instinctively establish themselves as -- and attempt to escape from -- various predators.
The narration and accompanying music add charm, humor, and drama to the stories. Slow-motion replays of some goofy and extraordinary moments also make it entertaining. But it's the beauty of the animals themselves, as well as the journeys they take throughout their lives, that's most inspiring in Life Story.
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