Need some new nature documentaries.
September 29, 2013 1:28 AM Subscribe
I love nature documentaries (good ones), but I'm all out and need some recommendations. More inside for what I like, and what I've seen.
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Everything narrated by David Attenborough,
Great Barrier Reef
Wilds China, India and Africa
I like: the sense of an ecosystem that Attenborough typifies; a recognition that *all* life is interesting and conmensurate focus; natural environments only.
I dislike: "Spectacle docos" ("It's a tiger fighting a komodo dragon on an erupting volcano!"); docos that manipulate and shamelessly anthropomorphise (African Cats); docos that focus on f**king and fighting at the expense of everything else (I thought the recent "Africa" was particularly egregious in this respect); and incoherent structures that jump from location to location, animal to animal, season to season with no rhyme or reason.
Am I just chasing a pipe dream here or are there some gems that I've missed? I'm an Aussie, and have far better access to BBC docos than Nat Geo or other American productions, so perhaps there's something there?
Blu-rays are great but dvds are cool, too.