I’ve caught episodes of Dingdong Dantes’ Amazing Earth with footage culled from the award-winning series, BBCs Planet Earth II.
It appears that Dantes, apart from being one of the more competent actors on TV and in the movies these days, has become more at ease before the cameras as a host/narrator of documentary material, such as the environment-focused show he is hosting on GMA every Sunday.
Apart from the breathtaking visuals (BBC’s Planet Earth II is an Emmy-winning series for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction), the team that adopted the series for the local audience seems to understand that for something like this to be understood or embraced by audiences across the archipelago, they must be able to connect each segment to the Filipinos. Hence, you see Dantes talking to local environmental scientists about certain phenomena that average people normally take for granted or don’t understand at all.
I find it clever that the writer/producer/director of the show divides the episode in five story segments and give each a showbiz-type subtitle to catch the attention of the audience.
I’d like to commend the team for making an environment-themed show accessible to the audience of free TV.
Amazing Earth airs Sundays on GMA7 after 24 Oras Weekend.
I am not just sure how many more episodes are left after its pilot on June 17.