Walter Moss: True heroes are more often the people who go quietly about their lives helping others, and only occasionally are they those who receive great recognition for such caring, but don’t seek it, like Dorothy Day and Pope Francis.
Walter Brasch: The one-hour drama, with light overtones, is the most-watched drama in television, but the Industry doesn’t think it’s worth any awards.
Larry Wines: And the most lethal-to-humans creature of all? Claiming 130 deaths a year, deer. Mostly from road collisions or swerving to avoid them, then crashing and wrapping yourself around a tree.
Ed Rampell: Watching the series unspool was like reading chapters of a great novel, by Tolstoy or Balzac.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the premiere episode, viewers take a virtual pilgrimage to the Uch Enmek Mountain in the Russian Republic of Altai. There, native people created their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through the Golden Mountains World Heritage Site.