I am glad Jim Cantore narrated this show since I am a big fan of him. This show really dosen't use that many special effects and uses actual footage. I am glad I own Storm Series DVD Series. Even on television, The Weather Channel doesn't really have that many commercials. This is REAL science. The culprit behind me liking this show: Twister, The Day After Tomorrow and Category 7: The End Of The World. I am also a weather freak. The camera-work and actual footage The is excellent. The graphs and animation were superb. The show is even safe enough for children. If you like weather you will like this show. I highly recommend this show.