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Source:  TV Guide

When it comes to awe-inspiring nature documentaries offering intimate examinations of our planet and its many life forms, no one does it better than BBC Earth.

The groundbreaking series “Planet Earth” and “Blue Planet,” as well as their recent sequels, “Planet Earth II” and “Blue Planet II,” are breathtaking works of art that take viewers to some of the most remote places on Earth in order to thoughtfully explore the animals who call them home.

BBC Earth’s newest docuseries, the five-episode “Dynasties,” is yet another beautiful addition to an already extensive library, but it’s also another category of nature documentary.

Narrated by David Attenborough, “Dynasties” offers viewers an in-depth, heartbreaking look at the challenges and hardships faced by five endangered species — the lion, chimpanzee, tiger, painted wolf, and emperor penguin.

Each episode tells a powerful story specific to the animal being featured, chronicling its struggles, often through extreme conditions out of its control, be it a drought, lack of food, or devastating wildfire, to ensure the survival of its species and secure its dynasty.

Each narrative is unique, not just to the species in question but also to its subjects, and each episode is wholly effective in creating some of the best drama you’re likely to see on TV all year.

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