• Network: BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 26, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    Frozen Planet [is] perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history.
  2. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    This is high-definition bliss.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Mar 16, 2012
    90
    It's all breathtaking in much the way that you'd suspect.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 16, 2012
    90
    Granted, parts of the series feel like a rehash of "March of the Penguins," but there's enough jaw-dropping footage in this seven-part undertaking--including one installment devoted strictly to how the footage was captured--that nobody with even vague interest in the subject matter should be left feeling cold.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    A gorgeous new documentary series on the Discovery Channel.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    It joins "Planet Earth" and "Life" to reign as a triumvirate in Best Buy showrooms. Nothing looks better, sounds better.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 16, 2012
    90
    An endlessly fascinating seven-part foray into the most remote and unforgiving regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.
  8. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Mar 15, 2012
    100
    Stunning, beautiful, hypnotic, engrossing, spectacular... That oughta do it here as well, except Frozen Planet unexpectedly adds another word: Unprecedented.
  9. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Mar 13, 2012
    100
    Frozen Planet is one of those instantly riveting series where you marvel at the beauty and majesty of it all but also spare more than a passing thought for the effort involved.
  10. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    It's mesmerizing. [26 Mar 2012, p.44]
  11. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Mar 13, 2012
    91
    The stunningly shot result will make you wonder at the cruel beauty of nature. [16 Mar 2012, p.67]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 30, 2012
    4
    Not much information in this series. They show animals without telling us what we're looking at and ignore the flora completely. The musicalNot much information in this series. They show animals without telling us what we're looking at and ignore the flora completely. The musical score is annoying -- it's way too loud, too twee in some cases -- it's like it's a silent movie and not a documentary. Just because it's pretty doesn't mean it's good. Full Review »
  2. May 26, 2012
    10
    An amazing TV show. This show is a more extreme versions of Life and Planet Earth. With stunning footage, and animals you will never forget,An amazing TV show. This show is a more extreme versions of Life and Planet Earth. With stunning footage, and animals you will never forget, this is a show you should see immediately. Very few documentaries in history have gone to so many extremes to make such an amazing show. Full Review »
  3. May 31, 2012
    9
    Pretty Amazing Show!