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#SteveReviews: Prehistoric Planet

It was going to come sooner or later, wasn’t it? I’m sorry it took me so long to getting around to write this, but with my PhD thesis deadline looming, I’ve had bigger fish to fry! For those of you…

#SteveReviews: The Green Planet

We have been blessed in recent years with a number of new landmark series featuring Sir David Attenborough. Now, with The Green Planet, plants can finally step out of the shadow of animals and delight us in all of their…

#SteveReviews: Tiger King 2

I’m sure many of you will agree that the original Tiger King was the one series that stopped us all going insane during the first lockdown of 2020. When it looked like the world was falling apart, Tiger King was…

#SteveReviews: Animal

Given the recent trend for nature documentaries to be rammed full of false jeopardy and anthropomorphism, it was nice to find that Animal a new series from Netflix bucks this trend. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I…

#SteveReviews: The Mating Game

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you’re probably aware of another new series that aired on BBC One narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This series is titled The Mating Game and as you…

#SteveReviews: Breaking Boundaries

I’m not entirely sure how this one passed me by, I guess I was too busy running around Norfolk catching grass snakes. However, having the time to now sit down and watch Breaking Boundaries, I am pleased to say that…

#SteveReviews: Fantastic Fungi

It’s been a little while since Fantastic Fungi was released on Netflix, now the hype has died down a bit, I think it is time to give it my honest review. I’m happy to see that some attention is being…

#SteveReviews: Seaspiracy

I’ve been waiting for the dust to settle on this one for a little while as the subject is quite controversial. Seaspiracy is a new Netflix documentary (trailer below), that examines the global fishing industry. Now this may not sound…

#SteveReviews: Attenborough’s Life in Colour

In recent years, it seems that Sir David Attenborough has been working around the clock to narrate a number of spectacularly produced wildlife documentaries. These such as A Perfect Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet in my mind omit the…

#SteveReviews: A Perfect Planet

It’s that time of year again when a new Attenborough series airs on BBC One. Up and down the country, families crowd to the living room on Sunday evenings to see what wisdom and wonder can be gleaned from another…