An enticing new sci-fi/thriller from BBC America, Orphan Black’s first season is nearly flawless, but if it can maintain that over the course of a second season without jumping the shark has yet to be seen.
BBC offers up another delightful season of this period drama about life and death on Blu-ray.
A super survey of the way our varied creatures adapt to life on earth receives the BBC royal camera treatment. Each short story is an account of survival, often with surprising means, and never a dull moment.
A well-filmed documentary of one of the world’s natural wonders, Great Barrier Reef will take viewers to a world that most have never seen. This exploration of the marvels of this Australian miracle makes for an enlightening and enjoyable watch.
Frozen Planet takes us to the literal ends of the earth to see the extremes of climate of both poles. A fascinating watch from beginning to end, there are many stories of adaptation and survival that must be seen to be believed.
An early BBC Earth series view of our oceans and their inhabitants, this is a comprehensive visual undertaking that is fascinating. The visual quality reflects mid-90′s technology, not as crisp as today’s best, but still quite watch worthy.
A superlative tour of the “dark continent,” Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown, sheds much light on the lives of those incredible creatures that inhabit this varied and extreme landscape.
The BBC wraps up their hit sword & sorcery series based on the King Arthur mythology with a satisfying conclusion in this fifth season of Merlin.
The BBC’s new period crime drama, Ripper Street, is a riveting journey back in time to the streets of East London after Jack the Ripper’s murderous spree.
The fourth season of the BBC’s original supernatural “dramedy” Being Human is a bit of a disappointment that tries its best to rekindle the magic of seasons past, but never quite gets there.