Reviews by vlong
Fascinating
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A fascinating look at primates, including monkeys, apes and humans. David Attenborough's narration is excellent as always. I thoroughly enjoy anything with his narration.
Phenomenal!
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What a terrific documentary/movie. Phenomenal photography, cinematography and macro photography. Gorgeous colors, brillant angles of shooting. Some wonderful close-ups of birds, insects and flowers. Just a phenomenal piece of film-making. Meryl Streep is excellent as the narrator as well. Her voice is almost as easy to listen to as David Attenborough's and the information is interspersed with beautiful music.

I highly recommend this documentary/movie to anyone who enjoys documentaries, flowers, birds, bees or bats.
Phenomenal!
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What a terrific documentary/movie. Phenomenal photography, cinematography and macro photography. Gorgeous colors, brillant angles of shooting. Just a phenomenal piece of film-making. Meryl Streep is excellent as the narrator as well. Her voice is almost as easy to listen to as David Attenborough's and the information is interspersed with beautiful music.

I highly recommend this documentary/movie to anyone who enjoys documentaries, flowers, birds, bees or bats.
Great series
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I've really been enjoying this series of "cozy" mysteries. The level of action is just right for me, meaning a few pages of suspense here and there, especially near the end, but not all the way through. I enjoy the fact that the main character is a bookbinder and restorer and have enjoyed the descriptions of her work. This is book #7 in the series, but I've enjoyed all of them.
Brilliant writing
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While I loved this show from beginning to end, this particular disc contains 2 of my top 5 favorite episodes, "Galileo" and "Noel".

"Galileo" rates as one of my favorite episodes because even though things do not go as planned, CJ encourages President Bartlet to continue to do the educational broadcast he was supposed to do. She encourages him to use the opportunity to show children across the country that it's okay to make mistakes, that even those who are experts in their fields occasionally make mistakes. And perhaps by doing that, he'll be able to encourage more school children to go to the blackboard or raise their hand, even if they think they're going to be wrong. I believe it's one of the best lessons in life that we can teach the children around us. Yes, you want to do your best and try to get it right, but if you've done your best and have made mistakes, it's *okay*. That's how you learn and grow.


"Noel" rates as one of my favorite episodes because it shows how much the staff care about one another and how they "have each other's backs" (for lack of a better phrase); not to mention it has Yo-Yo Ma in it and you can't go wrong with that! I like when a TV show shows that the characters care about each other and are more than just co-workers. I like it when they show the characters interacting outside of work. It makes it seem more "real" for me.

So check out those two episodes and the rest of this terrific series.