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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Focusing more on the wildlife in the fjords, rather than the geological formation, there's lots of information about sea life and birds in particular. Some fascinating visuals of seldom-seen deep water creatures.
Nothing goes to waste in nature. Ocean life is very versatile. Creatures work together to stay survive.
Positive Role Models
Mother ducks work together to protect their young from predators.
Violence & Scariness
Birds eat carrion and kill other birds. Close up of dead deer being eaten. Crabs cut through shells of prey with "butcher knife" claws. Worm-like fish eat a dead porpoise.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Magical Fjords is a nature documentary that explores life in the fjords of Norway. Some hunting among animals can be bloody. A dead porpoise is discovered in the fjords, and there is conversation about the toll the fishing industry and pollution have on marine life. Some focus on animals fighting each other, and orcas hunt a baby whale and kill it, but there is no blood. The music is a bit eerie and dark at times, lending a spooky air to the documentary.
Is It Any Good?
Though there are lovely and revelatory moments in this educational documentary about fjords, some of the drama in the narrative feels forced. Magical Fjords is about fish, fauna, flora, but some of the haunting music and animal-on-animal hunting makes it feel like a fantasy film.
Facts about creatures living in the very deep of the fjords, and their glowing, eerie eyes may intrigue kids who aren't afraid of a little submerged scare. Parents might snicker at the drama drummed up by the narrator's deep voice and creepy music -- it's a nature documentary, not Game of Thrones, people! But there's decent footage of little-seen marine life that makes the view worthwhile.
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