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Wild Pacific 

South Pacific (original title)
A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »
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Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2009
Mike Rowe ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2009
Richard Wollocombe Richard Wollocombe ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2009
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human cultures developed in a unique variety, largely determined by such natural conditions as huge distances, sea depths, currents and winds. Written by KGF Vissers

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Benedict Cumberbatch had extreme difficulty pronouncing the word 'penguin' due to his English accent. He admitted to this during an interview on the Graham Norton show. See more »

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Unimaginative Yet Predictable Writing
30 May 2017 | by pruiettSee all my reviews

This series follows the same banal story lines as National Geographic documentaries: feature a zoom view of the mating ritual of some local animals then feature some pagan, sensual ritual by natives dressed in loin cloths and a zoom view of their genital sheaths, and don't forget to remind people that the earth is billions of years old and that man and animals all evolved from the same rock in a primordial mud puddle.

I wish they had spent more time on the beauty of the South Pacific, its wildlife (minus the gratuitous mating scenes), and on more modern historical events (like notable castaways, World War II battles on the islands, etc.). Frankly watching some primitive, mud-encrusted, would-be savage get beaten with sticks and dance around a fire with plumes on his head is about as interesting and inspiring as watching paint dry. Then again, it makes me thankful that God allowed me to be born in the US, instead of in the jungle of Irian Jaya or on the banks of the Zambezi.

I wanted to watch something serene, educational, and tasteful with my 9 year old daughter. This series does not fit that description.


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