Steve's Herpetological Blog

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#SteveReviews: Dancing with the Birds

Netflix has taken a plunge into wildlife film making in recent times. Last year we had the moving Our Planet narrated by Sir David Attenborough but 2019 also gave us Dancing with the Birds (which is also produced by the…

#SteveReviews: Dynasties

Many of you will be aware of Dynasties, the 2018 nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The series has five episodes, each one focusses on a different vulnerable but well-known species from the chimpanzee to tiger. The whole…

#SteveReviews: Chasing Coral

Before getting into the emotional rollercoaster that is Chasing Coral, I just want to commend it for having the rarest of accolades. A 100% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, that tells you all you need to know! In case you’re…

#SteveReviews: Spy in the Wild

For those of you who aren’t aware of the BBC series Spy in the Wild, the premise is simple. Each episode uses a number of animatronic spy cameras that thanks, to increasing levels of technology and miniaturisation, are disguised as…

#SteveReviews: Tiger King

On 20th March, Netflix released a series that I noticed had caught the attention of my friends on both Facebook and Twitter. I decided to check it out and below is my take on the pure insanity that follows. It…

#SteveReviews: Night on Earth

On January 29th 2020, Netflix dropped a new nature documentary series comprising of six episodes. Whilst it isn’t narrated by the god that is Sir David Attenborough, it is very well produced and is novel as far as I’m aware…

#SteveReviews: Seven Worlds, One Planet

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ll know that Sir David Attenborough’s latest landmark series on BBC One has recently come to a conclusion. A number of viewers have expressed heartbreak at the…

#SteveReviews: Racing Extinction

It’s time for another #SteveReviews, I am going to try to keep posting these quite regularly as there are a few people I know would like to see more – hopefully it’s the same across the board. This time, it’s…

#SteveReviews: Before the Flood

It’s been just over 3 years since I first saw Before the Flood during it’s debut on the National Geographic Channel. There have been requests for me to start reviewing relevant TV shows and documentaries again so this is my…

#SteveReviews: Our Planet

As I’m sure most of you are aware, a brand new David Attenborough series has recently aired on Netflix titled Our Planet. Thankfully I was able to watch all eight episodes over the weekend and oh my, if you haven’t…