Thursday, July 05, 2012

"gorgeous to behold"

The first thing to say about "Frozen Planet," a documentary about life at the poles that begins its multipart run Sunday on Discovery Channel, is that it is gorgeous to behold: lump-in-throat, tear-in-eye beautiful. It is the very point of such documentaries to be beautiful, of course, and not merely to honor, record and convey the awesome majesty of the natural world but also to look good on that big, expensive television set you bought yourself for Christmas.

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