Since I've already recommended a movie and a theatrical piece this week, I thought I'd add a DVD to the line-up. I don't watch much TV and had completely missed the Planet Earth series on BBC. Even if I knew about it, I'd probably not go out of my way to watch it, as I'm not a big fan of nature generally and nature programmes in particular. Suffice to say I've only watched one of Sir David Attenborough's previous documentaries - and that was through pure chance than intention. The only reason why I rented this is because of the brilliant reviews it had on Amazon. I rent DVDs from Amazon.co.uk and often browse through lists, or look through "my recommendations" in the hope of finding DVDs that I'll enjoy but wouldn't normally choose. That's how I got to rent the first disc of the series.
It was fantastic. An absolute pleasure to watch. If you're remotely interested in animals or plants, you'll love it. I'm not particularly keen on either, and I was left mesmerised and totally in awe. I'm not going to rent the rest of the discs (there are five in total) because I'll buy the whole set, and when my godchildren are old enough, I'll sit and watch it with them.
Read more about it here.