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Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-21-2010, 6:14 PM Reply   
just finished the 1st episode and currently on the 2nd episode. "planet earth" was my favorite documentary, but "life" so far is becoming my other favorite!

watch it in hd!!!
Old    Brett (bmcgee)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-21-2010, 6:24 PM Reply   
It's sick so far! I don't see how they can get some of that stuff on camera. My only beef is that Oprah is the narrator, Morgan Freeman would of been a much better choice.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-21-2010, 6:30 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bmcgee View Post
My only beef is that Oprah is the narrator, Morgan Freeman would of been a much better choice.
that's exactly what i told my friend!!! morgan freeman would've definitely been my choice! oprah sucks....she's so blah!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-21-2010, 6:32 PM Reply   
btw, how big of a loser am i that i planned dinner w/ my sister and her family after 8pm just so i can watch "life"? and yes, i'm recording it! hahahahaha!
Old    Tyler Steeb (tsteeb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-21-2010, 11:27 PM Reply   
i love planet earth, i will definitely have to check this one out
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-22-2010, 8:08 AM Reply   
the flying fish looked fake, probably just the slow mo, but it is an amazing show!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-22-2010, 12:18 PM Reply   
It was AWESOME!

I'm very excited for the rest
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-22-2010, 12:49 PM Reply   
I only caught about half of it. It would be better on mute. Oprah is way too matter-of-fact.
Old    Dillon Gross (lfrider139)      Join Date: May 2007       03-22-2010, 7:17 PM Reply   
I saw if for the first time last night, awesome show...but yeah oprah was no good
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-23-2010, 10:12 PM Reply   
Oprah was a horrible choice. She is boring as hell.
Old    Keith (tversetti)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-23-2010, 11:13 PM Reply   
The first episode was good.

I for one downloaded the Attenborough BBC edition. His voice and delivery > any american.
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-24-2010, 9:41 AM Reply   
with Oprah narrating i wanted to bang my face on a 2 X 4
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-24-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
Thanks for starting this thread. I was unaware of the series starting and have been recording and watching it. It's a great show.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-28-2010, 5:45 PM Reply   
damn, oprah really sucks narrating an otherwise sick documentary!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2010, 8:54 PM Reply   
the meercats were so funny, when they would just pass out standing up.... crazy
Old    Jordan (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-28-2010, 9:02 PM Reply   
What do you yell when something falls in a dessert? You don't say "timber" do ya?
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-29-2010, 5:23 AM Reply   
I think she would get boo'd out of a kids reading at the library. Does she only have 1 tone? I wonder if Discovery knows that a majority of people are ordering the European version for the sole reason Oprah is terrible..
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-29-2010, 10:25 AM Reply   
Just watched my first episode last night. Yup, Oprah needs to not talk. Wow. Terrible narration. Morgan Freeman would have rocked it! Amazing video though. Those shots are simply unreal! HD was made for this show.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-29-2010, 10:28 AM Reply   
they also seemed to re-use the flying fish footage.. unless i'm just confused
Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       03-30-2010, 11:22 AM Reply   
I thought the show was done fairly well. I too just watched the 1st one but have the others DVR'd. The one thing that I preferred with Planet Earth was that the themes to the shows were better. Not sure if the other ones tighten this up, but I found it annoying to jump from the Jungle, to the sea, to the arctic, to the jungle. I think if they just transitioned from one to the other more fluidly it might be better. Maybe it really is just Oprah making it less desirable.

But after all that I can say is man, we live in an awesome place.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-30-2010, 12:12 PM Reply   
Can't watch it, Oprah's monotone narration kills the series...
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-30-2010, 12:17 PM Reply   
Does Oprah really bother you guys that much? Im so in to the surreal footage that I'm not really paying much attention to who's speaking.

I didnt know all of you guys are such successful show directors and producers.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-30-2010, 1:43 PM Reply   
She's terrible. It's like she doesn't know the words that she's saying
Old    Taylor Jensen (wakeboardertj)      Join Date: May 2005       03-30-2010, 2:15 PM Reply   
She is horrible, explains things like she's 6. Still love the show though
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-31-2010, 5:56 PM Reply   
Just set the DVR by Sunday I will have at least 6 episodes to watch

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