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1Planet Earth, Series 1 reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth, Series 1

March 5, 2006

The lives of animals and plants are dominated by the sun and fresh water which trigger seasonal journeys. The latest technology and aerial photography enable th...

2MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

August 29, 2007

You're not seeing things. As uncomfortable as it is, it's true -- the MythBusters are wearing their underpants on the outside. And why? Well because this episod...

3Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1

July 25, 2007

It's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous ...

4Shark Week, 20th Anniversary reviews, watch and download

Shark Week, 20th Anniversary

July 27, 2004

In the world's most shark-infested waters, an extreme team of divers attempt to photograph massive great white sharks without the protection of a cage. The team...

5Top Gear, Season 19 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 19

March 18, 2013

In the second part of the Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their epic African Odyssey. Having survived insane traffic,...

6Planet Dinosaur reviews, watch and download

Planet Dinosaur

September 14, 2011

For decades the dinosaurs of Africa were lost to us. But recent discoveries have now revealed some of the most spectacular dinosaurs ever found. Two giant kille...

7Selena and Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Selena and Yolanda: The Secrets Between Them, Season 1

February 17, 2024

Yolanda Saldivar, the killer of Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez, speaks out about her relationship with the singer.

8The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth reviews, watch and download

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth

December 23, 2007

It was the largest manhunt in history - ten thousand federal troops detectives and police hunted those responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Th...

9History Specials reviews, watch and download

History Specials

March 4, 2007

The Roman Empire, rotten to the core by the fifth century, lay open to barbarian warriors. Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war ...

10Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1

December 2, 2006

The team travel to Norway where they attempt Olympic events - in cars. A rocket-powered mini is fired off a ski jump, Jeremy and James tackle the biathlon with ...

11Surviving R. Kelly, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Surviving R. Kelly, Season 1

January 3, 2019

As R. Kelly rises to fame and power as an R&B icon, he forms relationships with younger singers and dancers. Rumors about his marriage to a fifteen-year-old Aal...

12Planet Earth II reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth II

March 18, 2017

Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure hostile seasonal changes. From Asi...

13MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

January 17, 2007

Arggghhh me hearties -- Jamie and Adam have plundered the seven seas in search of pirate parables and maritime myths and the result is this 2-hour spectacular. ...

14Top Gear, Series 15 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 15

July 11, 2010

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May test the Aston Martin Rapide, the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Quattroporte as they attempt to find th...

15Top Gear, Season 18 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 18

January 29, 2012

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Italy for a supercar shootout featuring the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Noble M600...

16Planet Earth, Series 1 reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth, Series 1

April 23, 2006

Jungles cover roughly three per cent of our planet yet contain 50 per cent of the world's species. High-definition cameras enable unprecedented views of animals...

17Top Gear, Season 18 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 18

December 28, 2011

In this year's Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to boost the British economy by embarking on a trade mission to India. E...

18Top Gear, Season 16 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 16

March 14, 2011

In the last episode of season 16, Jeremy Clarkson races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful - the rotation of the Earth itself. Me...

19Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1

March 23, 2024

An abuser goes to jail but gets support from big names in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Dan Schneider’s power at the network grows, raising questions about the conten...

20MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

February 20, 2008

This reverential episode of MythBusters pays tribute to the man who made something really useful from out of almost anything-MacGyver!

21The Universe, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

The Universe, Season 1

May 29, 2007

There are billions of stars in the Universe, but one alone dominates our celestial neighborhood, the Sun. It's so large that within its boundaries you could fit...

22Top Gear, Season 16 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 16

February 21, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes S65 AMG. Back in the...

23Top Gear, Season 22 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 22

January 26, 2015

Caution: contains explicit language. Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia, taking part in a race across the urban landscape of St ...

24Planet Earth III reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth III

November 25, 2023

The remarkable animal drama in fresh water, the lifeblood of our planet.

25Top Gear, Season 21 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 21

March 17, 2014

In the first of an all-new two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand....

26Blue Planet II reviews, watch and download

Blue Planet II

January 20, 2018

In recent years, our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the intense h...

27History Specials reviews, watch and download

History Specials

November 7, 2005

In 1099 the Crusaders took Jerusalem in the bloodiest of battles, wrenching it back from the Muslims for the first time in 400 years. But, over the decades that...

28MythBusters, Season 7 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 7

April 8, 2009

It's another feature length episode of Mythbusters and this time the team are on a mission to mash metal. In this 'Demolition Derby' the team have four fables o...

29The Men Who Built America reviews, watch and download

The Men Who Built America

October 16, 2012

As the nation attempts to rebuild following the destruction of the Civil War, Cornelius Vanderbilt is the first to see the need for unity to regain America's st...

30The Idaho College Murders, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

The Idaho College Murders, Season 1

March 13, 2023

The brutal murders of four University of Idaho students shook the small town of Moscow, Idaho. Now, investigative journalists and some of the nation's top crimi...

31Top Gear, Season 16 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 16

February 7, 2011

Jeremy Clarkson subjects the Skoda Yeti to a remarkably thorough road test and James May makes a rare visit to the test track in the insane Aerial Atom V8. Mean...

32Top Gear, Series 12 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 12

February 9, 2009

Jeremy, Richard and James set out to discover how easy it is to be a truck driver. It turns out it’s a lot harder than they thought. Jeremy is on the test tra...

33Top Gear, Season 19 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 19

February 11, 2013

The brand new season of the world’s most popular car show continues with an epic road trip across the western side of the United States in three front-engined...

34The Proof Is Out There, Season 4 reviews, watch and download

The Proof Is Out There, Season 4

March 22, 2024

Did a Swedish teenager photograph some of the most convincing UFO evidence ever? Is a video posted online showing a pterodactyl-like creature flying over Idaho ...

35Weaponology, Season 2 reviews, watch and download

Weaponology, Season 2

November 20, 2007

Masters of stealth, lords of destruction: the US Navy SEALs is the most versatile special operations force in the world. Packing cutting edge weapons and inser...

36Top Gear, Series 14 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 14

November 15, 2009

Jeremy, Richard and James take an Aston Martin DBS Volante, a Ferrari California and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to Romania in search of an obscure stretch of...

37The Curse of Oak Island, Season 11 reviews, watch and download

The Curse of Oak Island, Season 11

March 19, 2024

As the connection between Nolan's Cross and The Knights Templar deepens the team digs up treasure on Lot Five.

38Top Gear, Season 19 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 19

March 11, 2013

In the first of a two-part Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are in Africa with a simple mission to find the definitive source o...

39Top Gear, Series 14 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 14

December 27, 2009

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are dropped deep in the Bolivian rain forest armed only with three shabby 4x4s which they bought from the local s...

40Top Gear, Season 21 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 21

March 24, 2014

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - bu...

41Planet Earth, Series 1 reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth, Series 1

May 20, 2006

Life goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera r...

42Planet Earth II reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth II

March 4, 2017

Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive plac...

43MythBusters, Season 2 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 2

January 18, 2004

Will launching a chicken at an airplane disrupt its flight or will it be blown out of the way? The Mythbusters go inside the human body to explore the myth of a...

44MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

December 6, 2006

Join the MythBusters team as they crack a host of holiday hype. Could reindeer really help Santa fly? What's the best way to keep all the needles on your Christ...

45Top Gear, Season 16 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 16

February 14, 2011

The three wise men of Top Gear embark on a seasonal road trip as they attempt to recreate a certain famous journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem. They do ...

46Planet Earth III reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth III

November 4, 2023

Sir David Attenborough explores the dangerous frontiers created by the world's coasts, where animals fight for survival amidst constant change.

47House Hunters International, Season 191 reviews, watch and download

House Hunters International, Season 191

March 22, 2024

Fueled by visions of a fairy-tale life together, a young Canadian couple is ready to embrace adulthood in Maastricht, the Netherlands. They're facing a daunting...

48Top Gear, Series 12 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 12

March 30, 2009

In one of the most spectacular and incredible Top Gear road trips ever attempted, the boys head to Vietnam, aiming to travel the entire length of the country in...

49Deadliest Warrior, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Deadliest Warrior, Season 1

April 21, 2009

Spartan, the bronze battle tank celebrated in the movie 300; versus a Ninja, Japan's legendary master of death.

50Top Gear, Series 11 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 11

June 22, 2008

The boys try to build a better police car for just £1500, Clarkson finds out that a well-driven super-car can be greener than a Prius, if you drive it properly...

51Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1

March 19, 2024

In the 1990s, a new creator emerges at Nickelodeon, showrunner Dan Schneider, who brings laughter and mentorship to kids' TV. He champions young talent like Ama...

52Planet Earth II reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth II

February 18, 2017

From adorable pygmy sloths to huge living dragons, islands offer a refuge for the planet'€™s strangest creatures. But life on these isolated lands is full of ...

53America The Story of Us reviews, watch and download

America The Story of Us

May 2, 2010

The colonies declare independence, taking on the might of the British Empire. Washington's army is near defeat, but new weapons and battle tactics turn the tide...

54Planet Earth III reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth III

December 9, 2023

David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways in which animals battle to survive the elements in a world of extremes - places where life exists on a knife e...

55Planet Earth II reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth II

March 11, 2017

The world's deserts are lands of extremes that force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions. A pride of desert lions are so hu...

56Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 2 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 2

February 14, 2011

The three wise men of Top Gear embark on a seasonal road trip as they attempt to recreate a certain famous journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem. They do ...

57Planet Earth III reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth III

December 2, 2023

Sir David Attenborough journeys into the hidden world of forests, where lives are entwined in the most unexpected of ways. From the temperate rainforests of Can...

58MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

January 16, 2008

"The name's Hyneman. James Hyneman." It's tuxedos and martinis as the Mythbusters take on 007 in this James Bond special one-hour episode. Our stealthy secret...

59Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Vol. 9 reviews, watch and download

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Vol. 9

September 6, 2010

Tony gets to know a little bit about the lives of the city's working class. Explore the varied ethnic communities that contribute to the pulse of Paris.

60Top Gear, Season 22 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 22

March 2, 2015

Caution: contains explicit language. Richard Hammond is dropped into the remote, frozen wastes of Canada to test a watch with a built-in emergency beacon. The d...

61Top Gear, Season 22 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 22

January 19, 2015

In part two, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue in their quest to take three V8-engined sports cars on an epic journey through Patagonia to...

62MythBusters, Season 2 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 2

October 17, 2003

MythBusters: Find out if dropping a penny from a skyscraper can be lethal to pedestrians on the sidewalk below. Explore the effects of microwaves and whether or...

63The Men Who Built America reviews, watch and download

The Men Who Built America

October 16, 2012

Kerosene is lighting America after dark in unprecedented ways. The demand for oil is sky high and Vanderbilt knows that oil can fill his trains. He turns to a y...

64MythBusters, Season 5 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 5

February 6, 2008

The Mythbusters dedicate this one-hour special to the ultimate action hero: James Bond. They put the gadgets and stunts to the test leaving them shaken, not sti...

65Top Gear, Series 15 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Series 15

July 18, 2010

The boys build motorhomes before setting off for a bank holiday weekend in the West Country to see how each of their creations performs in the real world. Meanw...

66Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1

February 11, 2007

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel to Florida in order to prove that a fly-drive holiday would be more fun if you bought a car instead of ren...

67This American Life, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

This American Life, Season 1

March 22, 2007

Three stories of people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by unpleasant outcomes: an elementary ...

68Discovery Atlas, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Discovery Atlas, Season 1

October 1, 2006

Coupling insightful storytelling with spectacular and ground-breaking photographic techniques, "Atlas: China Revealed" brings alive the fascinating and complex ...

69Method of a Serial Killer, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Method of a Serial Killer, Season 1

October 28, 2018

When Israel Keyes is caught for the murder of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, police have no clue what they’ve stumbled upon. After intense games of cat and mous...

70Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1

March 19, 2024

Dan Schneider’s relationship with his star Amanda Bynes hits a breaking point as new child actors confront uncomfortable scenes and power dynamics until they ...

71Top Gear, Season 22 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 22

February 2, 2015

Caution: contains explicit language. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a road trip across Australia’s Northern Territory. The trio sets...

72Beat Bobby Flay, Season 35 reviews, watch and download

Beat Bobby Flay, Season 35

March 22, 2024

Sunny Anderson and TV host Ross Mathews team up with chefs Kaleena Bliss and Melissa Donahue-Talmage to boil up a win against Bobby Flay.

73Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1

December 4, 2009

In one of the most spectacular and incredible Top Gear road trips ever attempted, the boys head to Vietnam, aiming to travel the entire length of the country in...

74Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 2 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 2

February 7, 2011

The Top Gear boys are once again let loose in the USA, this time for an epic road trip up the east coast. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are com...

75Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, The Specials, Vol. 1

March 30, 2009

Our story begins in a little village on the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana. Unusually, James was the first to arrive, in his 1985 Mercedes 230E. Next up i...

76Top Gear, Season 22 reviews, watch and download

Top Gear, Season 22

January 12, 2015

The world's biggest car program is back with a brand new, two-part special in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take three V8-engined sports ...

77MythBusters, Season 2 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 2

December 12, 2003

Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the infamous prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz without a trace in 1962. Although presumed drowned, they'll find out if it...

78America The Story of Us reviews, watch and download

America The Story of Us

April 25, 2010

From Jamestown to Plymouth, early settlers fight for survival. Tobacco sows the seeds of opportunity; the north becomes a powerhouse of trade. Tension, taxation...

79MythBusters, Season 2 reviews, watch and download

MythBusters, Season 2

October 3, 2003

MythBusters test whether or not using a cell phone at a gas station can cause the pump to explode.

80Ancient Aliens, Season 20 reviews, watch and download

Ancient Aliens, Season 20

March 8, 2024

For thousands of years, Scotland has been an epicenter of otherworldly phenomena. It is home to mysterious ancient stone circles, stories of strange beings, and...

81Planet Earth III reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth III

November 18, 2023

David Attenborough explores earth’s great wildernesses as nature puts on a dramatic show.

82Planet Earth, Series 1 reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth, Series 1

March 12, 2006

Tour the mightiest mountain ranges, starting with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending at the summit of Everest. One of Earth...

83Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, Season 1

March 23, 2024

A former child star reveals how he survived abuse at the hands of his acting coach. The harrowing account traces how he met his abuser on set, the ways this coa...

84America's Backyard Gold, Season 1 reviews, watch and download

America's Backyard Gold, Season 1

March 23, 2024

The historic Dahlonega Gold Belt is the Deep South's best-kept secret among miners. Dave takes you through Georgia and Alabama to showcase everyday miners using...

85Planet Earth II reviews, watch and download

Planet Earth II

February 25, 2017

The great mountain ranges are some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, but they are unforgiving places to live in, and only a few animals have what it ...

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