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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 26, 2011
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  • Summary: Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the BBC and Discovery coproduced documentary series goes north and south to cover life in the Arctic and Antarctic.
  • Genre(s): Documentary
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: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 16, 2012
    100
    It's mesmerizing. [26 Mar 2012, p.44]
  4. 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]
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Mar 16, 2012
    90
    It's all breathtaking in much the way that you'd suspect.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Mar 16, 2012
    70
    These images will stick with you. But so will an overall sense that Frozen Planet is more--a lot more--of the same: an aestheticized, sentimentalized, anthropomorphic abstraction of the natural world, in which gentle soundtrack music, winsome narration (by Alec Baldwin, replacing Mr. Attenborough for most of the American version) and the judicious use of slow motion combine to put us in a pleasant stupor on the couch.

See all 15 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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. Collapse
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    I honestly can't think of any way it could have been improved upon. It should be compulsory viewing in all schools so that today's childrenI honestly can't think of any way it could have been improved upon. It should be compulsory viewing in all schools so that today's children have an idea of what their world, outside texting and video games, is actually like. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    10
    This is as good as it gets. The wolves versus large hairy strong critters chills the bone. Intelligence versus lack of discipline. I love theThis is as good as it gets. The wolves versus large hairy strong critters chills the bone. Intelligence versus lack of discipline. I love the people who go out and get these films of our wonderful planet. Most of us (99.9%) will never see these wonders. The rules are so clear. Procreate, eat, get eaten, die. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2012
    9
    This is a 9.25 out of 10, but rounding. This is a great Tv show. Sound is pretty good, and Alec Baldwin is all right. So informational. TheThis is a 9.25 out of 10, but rounding. This is a great Tv show. Sound is pretty good, and Alec Baldwin is all right. So informational. The content is just great. It's also great seeing all the different species of animals. You should watch this. Expand
  5. May 31, 2012
    9
    Pretty Amazing Show!
  6. Apr 8, 2012
    9
    The incredible photography work has captured some of the most indelible images I've ever seen on television. This is the kind of programmingThe incredible photography work has captured some of the most indelible images I've ever seen on television. This is the kind of programming HDTV was made for. Expand
  7. 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. Expand