Title: Blue Planet Now: Season 1 Episode 1 “Whale Sanctuary”
Produced by: Stuart Armstrong, Victoria Bobin, Rosie Gloyns, Chris Howard, Joanne Stevens, Dan Slee, Mark Wheeler
Narrated and Presented by: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham
Photography by: Duncan Brakes, Paul Harris, Ziv Marom, Mike Pitts, Eddy Raphael, Johnny Rogers, Mark Sharman, Scott Tibbles, James Turner, Mark Yates
Run Time:  42 min, 5 sec
Airs: Saturday, November 9 at 9/8c
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: The visuals are stunning. The closeups simple amazing as you see the creatures that live in the planets waters.
This show asks why should we care about the oceans? They produce half our oxygen and regulate temperatures plus lots more.
In Mexico we focus on grey whales. Seeing them up close is incredible.
You get so much information about the whales delivered in a short time. also about sharks and turtles from the three different narrators.
In the Bahamas we get a look at various sharks. Including the Caribbean Reef Shark. Sharks are not the deadly sea creatures some think they are. You actually get to see a diver with a shark sitting in her lap and being petted just like with a dog. So many sharks all in one place and different varieties they preset a sight you must see.
Than we look in at Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. It is so beautiful. We see a sea turtle laying its eggs. Nature is a wondrous thing. The colors on the green sea turtles is not all green. The baby turtles are so cute.
In Africa we look at the African Penguin. Decoy penguins are used to help the live ones. They are fun to watch in this show they are the ones given the least amount of air time.
This episode does get you involved with the sea creatures and gets you wanting to see more.


Title: Blue Planet Now: Season 1 Episode 2 “Shark Paradise”
Produced by:  Stuart Armstrong, Victoria Bobin, Rosie Gloyns, Chris Howard, Joanne Stevens, Dan Slee, Mark Wheeler
Narrated and Presented by: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham
Photography by: Duncan Brakes, Alex DeCiccio, Sue Gibson, Paul Harris, Hitesh Makan, Matt Norman, Mike Pitts, Jim Turner, Johnny Rogers, Florian Schulz, Josh Tarr, Scott Tribble, James Turner, Mark Yates
Run Time: 41 min, 16 sec
Airs: Saturday, November 16 at 9/8c
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: Blue Whales are looked at. They are a beautiful creature. Chris Packham presents this section. White Whales are another species in trouble. Yet there is hope. Blue Whale snot is used to learn more about the whales.
Than Bull Sharks and Monk Seals. The Monk Seals are studied and it is done to help them. They are endangered. Steve Backshall gives us a close look at the Bull Sharks.
Liz Bonnin is at the Great Barrier Reef. Sea Turtles live here among lots of other marine life. Seeing all the fish around the reefs is an amazing sight. All the colors are beautiful.
The show does jump around to much from one spot to another. The oceans are being damaged by pollution.
The Great Barrier Reef we see needs to be rejuvenated. There is a plan and it seems to be on its way to working.
The oceans of the world need to be better cared for. They are teeming with life and so beautiful.


Title: Blue Planet Now: Season 1 Episode 3 “Wonders of the Reef”
Produced by: Stuart Armstrong, Rosie Gloyns, Chris Howard, Joanne Stevens, Dan Slee, Mark Wheeler
Narrated and Presented by: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham
Photography by: Duncan Brakes, Alex DeCiccio, Danny Copeland, Paul Harris, Hector Skevington, Mark McClean, Hitesh Makan, Guy Mitchell, Mike Pitts, Johnny Rogers, Josh Tarr, Santiago Cabel, Scott Tibbles, James Turner, Mark Yates
Run Time: 41 min, 34 sec
Airs: Saturday, November 23 at 9/8c
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: Sharks, whales, dolphins, seals and the Great Barrier Reef are featured here.
The images are amazing and will have you glued to the screen. The closeups are out of this world.
Steve is in the Bahamas looking at a close cousin of sharks the Stingray. These creatures are so peaceful as they swim even with humans walking among them.
Baby Lemon Sharks are great to watch swimming in the Mangroves.
Liz is at the Great Barrier Reef looking at turtles. There is a  symbiotic relationship between turtles and clearer fish. There are organizations to help turtles but the best way is to keep the waters clean. No plastics should be put into the oceans.
The Reef has so many beautiful colors and designs to it.
Chris in Mexico follows a giant Manta Ray and Grey Whales. You do get a good view from up above looking down on the sea creatures. Dolphins when you see them in a large pod is an astonishing sight.
A Whale Shark is a magnificent fish. All the spots on them makes them stand out.
Having a bit more time to focus on each setting would give you more of a chance to enjoy them more and the sea life featured. Jumping back and forth from one to the other makes it seem shorter.
The sea life shown here is amazing and the photography gives you such a wonderful look into the lives of these sea creatures.


Title: Blue Planet Now: Season 1 Episode 4 “Hammerhead and Humpbacks”
Produced by: Stuart Armstrong, Rosie Gloyns, Chris Howard, Dan Slee, Mark Wheeler
Narrated and Presented by: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham
Photography by: Duncan Brakes, Alex DeCiccio, Paul Harris, Mark McClean, Hitesh Makan, Mike Pitts, Johnny Rogers, Mark Sharman, Florian Schulz, Josh Tarr, Scott Tibbles, James Turner, Mark Yates
Run Time: 41 min, 29 sec
Airs: Saturday, November 30 at 9/8c
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: The Humpback Whale we see in the Gulf of Mexico with Chris. It is something else to see these whales up close. The filming is done so beautifully it is like you are there. The Humpback Whales are shown courting, a female is pursued by males. As they clear their blow holes it is an amazing sight. Hearing them singing is a beautiful sound if you have not heard it you should. Hammerheads are also focused on.
In Australia Liz is at the Great Barrier Reef and we see the beautiful colors of the coral and its many shapes. Liz is not featured as much as the other two in this episode.
Steve is in the Bahamas and we see Silky Sharks, they have a nice smooth looking skin. The underwater photography is stunning. The sea mounds are teaming with life. The close ups of the underwater creatures are just so thrilling.
You will learn so much watching this series, each episode is full of facts and ones you probably do not know. So this is an educational show and a fun one.
Any nature lover and underwater lover will love watching these shows they are amazing in their depiction of the creatures that live below the water.

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Title: Blue Planet Now: Season 1 Episode 1 'Whale Sanctuary' Produced by: Stuart Armstrong, Victoria Bobin, Rosie Gloyns, Chris Howard, Joanne Stevens, Dan Slee, Mark Wheeler Narrated and Presented by: Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham Photography by: Duncan Brakes, Paul Harris, Ziv Marom, Mike Pitts, Eddy Raphael, Johnny Rogers, Mark Sharman,...