I firstly feel the need to say that the individual who gave this dvd 3 stars is lame, and that is not just due to a contrast in opinion.
The whole idea of a documentary is not to sell a country. In fact, most good documentaries don't sell anything. Not all tv is commercial rubbish. This documentary in particular, i couldn't respect stephen fry more for doing it.
America is a country that some people have very narrow minded opinions about. It is not all fake, disneyworld and beaches, and nyc. There is some gorgeous landscape, huge diversity and a range of cultures throughought each state. No, this series doesn't make america to be the perfect place to live, but it gives a very realistic viewpoint on state-wide america, and that's what i want out of a documentary. Even if it wasn't all positive, i still want to go to each state, more than i ever have before.
I quite like stephen fry, not a huge fan, but i do enjoy this series, very much so.