If you’ve loved the classic BBC show Planet Earth even a little bit, chances are you will gravitate toward’s Netflix’s wildlife documentary original, Our Planet. Narrated by the man who is now synonymous with the genre, David Attenborough, although a documentary series, the show sometimes feels like a thriller. A thriller that should serve as a wake-up call for each and every one of us.
The eight-part series doesn’t just delve into the mysteries and wonders of nature, but also into the impact humans have had in destroying the world we live in. The show which took over four years to come to life is a visual treat as was expected by the trailer, but it shocks you as much as it pleases the eye.
We see endearing animals in their natural habitat, orangutans for example. But in the next moment we are told that human beings kill 100 of them every week. We see heart-breaking time lapses which really make you sit up in your seat – of forests disappearing, of glaciers melting. This is not a projection of what the future could look like. This is happening, this is now.
Probably the most important series on the platform, Our Planet is a wake-up call for all of humanity. To snap us out of our actions and reflect on the damage we have done already. The state of affairs is abysmal, but we can probably fix it.
There is no doubt about the effort that has gone into making this show. The best of the best wildlife footage can be found on it, but more importantly, we must listen to the message it is giving us, perhaps in the name itself – it’s our planet. It’s time we started acting like it.
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