PBS’ documentary mini-series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle gives an interesting history on superheroes in pop culture
A beautiful and educational journey through Australia’s evolution from the beginning of the Earth to the present
HBO offers up Tom Stoppard’s reworking of Ford Madox Ford’s monumental tetralogy of World War I England, Parade’s End. With a generally good cast, this mini-series lets viewers down in the areas of character development, action and pacing.
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.
Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have enlisted literal armies of fine actors, three excellent directors, and judicious selection of Old and New Testament episodes for this “epic miniseries.” While there is occasional unevenness in the picture quality, this huge undertaking succeeds where some of its biblical predecessors have failed in delivering an effective dramatic whole.
A fascinating, up-close look at three separate penguin colonies’ struggle to survive that uses life-sized “spycameras” to get right into the birds’ inner circle.
This British mystery mini-series has an interesting concept and strong cast, but stumbles on its execution.
This cloak and dagger mini-series from the BBC set in the years leading up to World War II is richly filmed, but poorly executed.