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Fantastic content hidden beneath an audio effects disaster
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2019
I had read other reviews concerning the audio, but I know from experience, sometimes reviewers can be overly picky and exaggerate. Not in this case at all. Jim Al-Khalili does a fantastic job explaining complex topics related to the atom. I absolutely love science documentaries, especially those related to quantum theory. I must say that my passion for the topic was most likely the only reason I forced myself to watch all three episodes through the incredibly terrible audio.
Sound effects so loud and overpowering, to the point of distortion. Narrator audio low with static. Continuous, unnecessary barrage of cheap sound effects throughout covering the already low narrator volume level. A literal maelstrom of canned 80's sound effects over the entirety of all three hour-long episodes. It was so bad it was almost comical... the type of comedy that leaves you with a headache.
A mistake during post-production I can understand. The "new guy" trying his hand at mixing audio, sure, maybe. But what I find so incredibly preposterous is that this documentary went through numerous hands and must've (should've) been screened by dozens of people prior to being released. I stand in absolute awe of the magnitude of ineptitude. It's almost criminal the relentless assault laid over the content. What a shame.