Discovery's Planet Earth.

I am absolutely floored by the Discovery Channel’s new series called Planet Earth (link to episode guide and schedule). Unfortunately I missed the first two episodes: “Pole to Pole” and “Mountains”. But I was able to catch “Deep Ocean” and “Deserts” over the weekend. I’m hooked. I now have my DVR set up to record new episodes as well as repeats. I must see them all. The series is so awesome; it had me eying HD TVs, which we can’t afford so maybe I’ll just head over to my brother’s apartment every Sunday night at 8 PM.

I’m really looking forward to “Great Plains” and “Caves” although every damn episode excites me. The attention to detail given to this show is outstanding and the work that went into is admirable. Some camera crews lived under extremely difficult conditions for a year or more.

It’s an 11-part series and took five years to make. The series airs every Sunday until April 22. It’s absolutely worth it and even though some of the parts addressing what we’ve done (and continue to do) to our environment make me cry (I’m 6 months pregnant, give a gal a break) it’s one of the greatest things I’ve seen on television. It’s not to be missed.

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