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Planet Earth: Blue Planet II

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Stunning nature documentary is excellent watch-together TV.

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This sweeping series is a beautiful watch and an awe-inspiring educational tool for families. Seventeen years after Attenborough's first Blue Planet, installment two benefits from cutting-edge videography and production value as well as Zimmer's musical talents. From drone footage of dolphins and whales hunting together en masse to slow-motion footage of cascading waves so sharp you can make out individual water droplets, Blue Planet II eclipses its predecessor in sheer beauty even as it brings viewers closer than ever to some of the most clandestine ecosystems on Earth.

Beyond its mesmerizing visual appeal, Blue Planet II's impressive educational content has vast cross-generational appeal, making it an excellent pick for families. Kids and adults alike will love seeing the world's beautiful, graceful, skilled, and yes, downright odd species at work and play in their natural environments, and so much can be learned from the experience. And with Attenborough circling back to the topic of environmental protection numerous times in each episode, there's something to think about after the show's end as well.

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