All four of us really enjoyed these well documented, educational and interesting shows.
This series captures the lives of humans around the world. It covers people who live in and among: Oceans, Deserts, Arctic, Jungles, Mountains, Grasslands, Rivers and Cities.
I asked my oldest monkey what were his favorite parts, this is what he came up with:
In the Mountains show there is a family that has to travel six days through the ice and snow of the Himalayas to get to school. In the Grassland's there is a tribe in Africa that has to protect their grain from monkeys but they can't kill them because they live on the edge of a National Park and anyone caught killing one of the protected monkey would be sentenced to seven years in jail. In the Jungles video the people capture humongous bats and then eat them, even the wings. In the Rivers one a man crosses rivers that are stronger than Niagara Falls to catch fish for his family.
My youngest monkey wrote:
I like the Rivers one the best and liked the Cities one with the cockroaches and rats (which I could not watch). I like the Arctic episode where they caught the narwhals and whale. I liked when the kids ate the tarantula.
What I liked most about this series is that there were so many glimpses into the way that others live, survive, make-do and flourish that I had never heard of. The traditions and customs of people in remote locations were fascinating to watch and learn about. The footage is award winning and nothing short of amazing.
Have you seen any of the Human Plant shows?