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DVD Pick of the Week: The Amazement of Life

There is few things on TV that amaze you and challenge the world you have been living in. Life is one of those rare treats that dazzles you and makes your imagine go wild.

Life, from the producers of BBC and Discovery’s Planet Earth, shows us the living things besides us on this planet and why they are so so extra-ordinary. Plus, Oprah narrates, she called Planet Earth one of her favorite things so she of course had to be apart of the sequel.

I have seen all 10 installments of the series (out on DVD today), and they live up to the hype and exceed it so much. The real treats in the series are the little animals like episodes on Insects, Birds, and my favorite the Frog. You can hardly believe what amazing things can come out of such tiny creatures.

Episodes¬†included focus on Plants, and the challenge which are faced for just living. Also include is the extremely is Making of… episode which will just show you why these people who capture these images are extremely dedicated.

Life is available on DVD today nationwide, and below check out some clips for the series…. (more…)

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What I Will Be Watching – March 21st, 2010

Two shows to spotlight tonight….

Life – 8/7c at 9/8c on Discovery and all Discovery Networks Two years ago, I was blown away by something I live in every day. Planet Earth. The BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth, presented a fantastic look at our planet, and I find myself watching the series at least twice a year. That series took 5 years, and many, many hours to produce and now the same people have done the same thing with the living that inhabit this planet.

Life is a 10-part series that will air on Discovery tonight, and on all of the partner channels such as Planet Green. I have had the pleasure to see the first two in advance that are airing tonight: Challenges of Life and Reptiles and Amphibians. The series is in one word: remarkable. There are really no other words to say how much this footage is unprecedented and you should really just check it out, instead of me writing about it. One for the books for sure.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – 10/9c on ABC With Brothers and Sisters not returning to its big 2-hour flashback episode on the 11th of April, ABC has planned a special two-part episode (review on Monday) of Castle that was to air tonight and tomorrow after Desperate Housewives. ABC changed their minds and has now schedule Castle to air on its regular night, and instead a sneak peek at the new series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. The first episode of the series which follows the English chef as he tries to change the food ways of the heaviest town in America is a well-made, compelling hour. It is lighthearted in its tone but serious in the story and really shows what terrible, terrible eating styles are going on in Huntington, West Virginia. It is a worth a look after DH, and it sure made me think about what kind of food I was eating with my family.