Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Polar Sea


I am riveted by this amazing TVO series - it has it all - gorgeous scenery, art , music, an environmental message, science, an international cast of explorers and it's just breathtaking. It mainly follows the journey of a trio of Scandinavian friends on their lifelong desire to explore the Northwest Passage - cue the great Stan Rogers.

Mixed in are portraits of Greenlanders such as a activist musican and a chef, an ice sculptor from New York who is creating instruments for an avant garde Norwegian musician, a family from France, a luxury cruise and we're only at episode two - we haven't seen a lot of wildlife yet except for some curious whales. Fascinating and a good reason to make a donation to TVO!