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posted: 08/06/12
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(4 stars) "Perhaps the single greatest accomplishment in nature TV history."

- New York Post, March 16, 2012

(4 stars) "It's mesmerizing."

- People, March 26, 2012

"10 out of 10." -- "Frozen Planet chills and thrills with images that leave the armchair traveler speechless."

- Matt Roush, TV Guide, March 12, 2012

"A TV miracle, on ice. GRADE A+"

- Verne Gay, Newsday, March 14, 2012

"Frozen Planet is one of those instantly riveting series where you marvel at the beauty and majesty of it all but also spare more than a passing thought for the effort involved."

- Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, March 8, 2012

"Stunning, beautiful, hypnotic, engrossing, spectacular... That oughta do it ... except Frozen Planet unexpectedly adds another word: Unprecedented."

- Verne Gay, Newsday, March 14, 2012

"So vivid it will leave you shivering. (Must List #5)"

- Entertainment Weekly, March 23, 2012

"... the kind of program television was made for..."

- David Bianculli, Fresh Air/NPR, March 15, 2012

"Nothing looks better, sounds better."

- Hank Stuever, Washington Post, March 16, 2012

"... Gorgeous... Frozen Planet makes a strong case that Nature -- captured in the wild -- can equal Hollywood for epic sweep and drama."

- Frazier Moore, Associated Press, March 14, 2012

" of the most ambitious nature documentaries ever made..."

- Men's Journal, March 2012

"... going to even greater extremes and getting even more incredible pictures... Appointment TV."

- Nightline, March 15, 2012

"Amazing new images from the ends of the earth... incredible, remarkable... Just looking these images, we are already in love and can't wait to see the series."

- Today Show, March 15, 2012

"Continuing in the spectacular tradition of Planet Earth and Life, Discovery's Frozen Planet is another beautifully mounted addition to what's fast becoming a golden age of nature documentaries... jaw-dropping..."

- Brian Lowry, Variety, March 15, 2012

"... so incredibly awe-inspiring that I found myself exclaiming over and over again, 'Oh my God!'"

- Linda Stasi, New York Post, March 16, 2012

"... get ready to be taken to even greater heights, deeper depths and further realms than you ever thought possible -- at least without leaving this planet."

- Linda Stasi, New York Post, March 16, 2012

"... gorgeous new documentary series ... makes for such compelling television ... sweeping visuals are jaw-dropping ... a world of impossible and mesmerizing beauty."

- David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, March 16, 2012

"This is high-definition bliss."

- Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, March 16, 2012

"Anyone who ever watched Planet Earth or Life needs absolutely no nudge toward the brilliance that is Frozen Planet... Once you've seen these super-committed, time-intensive, lovingly crafted explorations of the natural world, there's just no going back."

- Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, March 8, 2012

"Here's hoping the BBC and Discovery are out somewhere else, spending years waiting for the best shot at the right moment so we at home can swoon on our couches at the wonder of it all."

- Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, March 8, 2012

"... dazzling seven-part foray... astonishing time-lapse photography..."

- Matt Roush, TV Guide, March 12, 2012

"Gorgeous new series... Nobody does nature quite like the award-winning team of Discovery and the BBC Natural History Unit. ... A breathtaking close-up of an environment that may be losing its pristine beauty."

- Ileane Rudolph, TV Guide, March 12, 2012

"... not only takes us, quite literally, to the coldest, most remote places on Earth, but captures images of so much majesty, artistry, and clarity, it's almost ridiculous. On a large-screen, high-definition TV, watching Frozen Planet is like having your own personal IMAX theater."

- David Bianculli, Fresh Air/NPR, March 15, 2012

"Four years in the making, Frozen Planet features, as did its predecessor, breathtaking, never-before-filmed displays of animal behavior... Every episode promises to be spectacular from start to finish."

- Hemispheres Magazine, March 2012

(A-) "... stunningly shot..."

- What to Watch, Entertainment Weekly, March 16, 2012

"Discovery has reinforced the best aspects of its brand by investing in documentaries that are both entertaining and genuinely enlightening..."

- Brian Lowry, Variety, March 15, 2012

"... orcas, penguins and sea lions headline this stirring, stunningly photographed series about life at Earth's iciest points."

- John Griffiths, US Weekly, March 19, 2012

"Featuring stunning imagery of Earth's polar regions -- above and below the ice -- it's spring's can't-miss show for animal lovers!"

- Woman's World, March 19, 2012

"Filled with spectacular visuals..."

- Rob Owen, Scripps-Howard/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2012

"Frozen Planet ... features more mind-blowing high-defness..."

- GQ, March 2012

"This isn't Santa's North Pole."

- delight!, March 2012

"... audiences will see things they never dreamed of ... it's unbelievable what the photographers were able to capture."

- Luaine Lee, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, March 12, 2012

"... the latest natural-world megaseries..."

- Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2012

"The cinematography is truly incredible, as is narrator Alec Baldwin talking about polar bear foreplay..."

- Mandi Bierly,, March 12, 2012

"Stunning photography from land, sea and air again makes this Discovery/BBC co-production a high-definition thrill."

- Denver Post, March 12, 2012

"... spectacular... stunning..."

- The Week, March 14, 2012

"Astoundingly beautiful and thrilling ... spectacular..."

- Len Feldman, National Enquirer, March 19, 2012

"There's no better way to chill out in front of the TV than with this breathtaking seven-part documentary series..."

- Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times, March 16, 2012

"It definitely lives up to its predecessor."

- Valerie Milano,, March 15, 2012

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