“It’s 11 years since our minds had been collectively blown by Frozen Planet,” stated Fiona Sturges in the Monetary Occasions. Now it’s again for a second sequence, and it “bears all of the hallmarks of one other dazzling David Attenborough/BBC operation”.

The place the primary sequence explored the Arctic and Antarctic, this one deploys cutting-edge satellite tv for pc and drone know-how to research non-polar frozen habitats, from excessive mountain ranges to ice-covered seas.

There are the standard “crowd-pleasers” – emperor penguins and polar bear cubs – but in addition extra hardly ever noticed animals, such because the Himalayan Pallas’s cat, which appears like a home cat, solely “fluffier and grumpier”. The sequence “sounds the alarm” on the dangers posed by local weather change, “however even the approaching apocalypse doesn’t detract from the openmouthed surprise that Frozen Planet instils”.

If the unique sequence was “spectacular”, stated Christopher Stevens within the Every day Mail, this one is “spectacular-squared”. The footage is so “crisp and clear” that “each time I gasped, I anticipated to see my breath billow out in chilly clouds”. Whether or not you’re a toddler or the world’s biggest naturalist, it’s certain to “amaze, astound and entertain”.

“The stark fantastic thing about the frozen Earth” has actually “by no means been higher captured”, stated Nick Hilton on The Unbiased. However it’s a spectacle that we now have seen earlier than. “Tigers and bears and whales and penguins: this feels extra like a biggest hits compilation than a documentary that has one thing new, and urgent, to say.”