When I first saw Planet Earth, I was taken aback at how frickin' awesome it was. Three years later, we have the new series Life, done by the same production team and companies (the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and NHK). Although Planet Earth talked extensively about the world we live in, as well as its inhabitants, there's still much more out there that hasn't been filmed yet. Now, Life does all creatures, great and small, justice. There are some truly breathtaking images that have never been captured on film in this series, as with Planet Earth. The Jesus Christ lizard's unconventional method of escape (that gave it its name) and the Komodo dragon hunt are worth watching Life for alone. I can't wait to see what other beautiful imagery the BBC has given us, and moreover, I can't wait to watch the BBC version of Life. In terms of content, there are some more intense depictions of animal hunting and mating than there were in Planet Earth, which is why I set the age limit at 8+ (as opposed to my previous rating of 6+ for Planet Earth). But, if your kid can handle such scenes, by all means, watch this amazing show.