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  • Summary: Narrated by Tom Selleck, the seven-part documentary covers a variety of environments and creatures who live on the continent.
  • Genre(s): News/Documentary, Documentary, Science, Educational
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 16, 2013
    100
    Predictably awesome. [27 May 2013, p.42]
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 16, 2013
    70
    At its best, the narration, delivered by Tom Selleck, is clear and unadorned, but it occasionally falls into purple patches of grandiloquence.... A heavy hand prevails in the music cues, too, which can be cutesy or  obvious. Such emphatic accompaniment, in music and prose, is unnecessary when the images are so potent.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 17, 2013
    70
    There are some hectoring musical passages and the narration, delivered by Tom Selleck, foregrounding the folksy creak in his voice, can run to the precious and dramatically over-personified.... It is gorgeous clean through.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 16, 2013
    60
    The show has so much visual scope it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 17, 2013
    60
    It has lots of stunning images, but if there’s a unifying concept, it is apparently going to emerge more gradually than a single episode allows.
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