Our Planet: Season 1

Our Planet: Season 1

Our Planet: Season 1

David Attenborough's Emmy-winning nature series documents the beauty of planet earth while also detailing the impacts of the current climate crisis.

Outstanding Documentary Series and Narrator, Primetime Emmy Awards 2019
2019Rating: GUK
Documentary

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EPISODE 1.1

One Planet

Witness the planet's breathtaking diversity -- from seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti.

EPISODE 1.2

Frozen Worlds

On the unforgiving frontier of climate change, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy Edens in peril.

EPISODE 1.3

Jungles

Jungles and rainforests are home to an incredible variety of species like preening birds, intelligent orangutans and remarkable ambitious ants.

EPISODE 1.4

Coastal Seas

From fearsome sharks to lowly urchins, 90 percent of marine creatures live in coastal waters. Protecting these habitats is a battle humanity must win.

EPISODE 1.5

From Deserts to Grasslands

Cameras follow desert elephants seeking sustenance, bison roaming North America grasslands and caterpillars living the good life underground.

EPISODE 1.6

The High Seas

Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful -- and downright strange -- creatures.

EPISODE 1.7

Fresh Water

The need for fresh water is as strong as ever. However, the supply is becoming increasingly unpredictable for all manner of species.

EPISODE 1.8

Forests

Examine the fragile interdependence that exists between forests' wide variety of residents, including bald eagles, hunting dogs and Siberian tigers.

Our Planet: Season 1 / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

On every scale, it is amazing. You can only boggle at the endless precision of the natural world, and of the people who devote themselves to capturing its wonders.

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Collider

Collider

Our Planet is a desperate plea for conservation wrapped up in stunning camerawork and scope; it does retread some familiar nature documentary ground, but with fresh clarity and urgency.

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Variety

Variety

For the most part, "Our Planet" is so frank about just how badly humans have screwed over the Earth that it's genuinely startling. No matter how huge the crisis, it's rare to see it laid out in such unsparing terms.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The result is a painfully beautiful eight-hour experience, bewitching in its loveliness and diversity even as it agitates, relentlessly, for human action against climate change.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The surprise of the documentary is that when climate change and mankind's role in it is brought up, it's not consistently negative. With each episode made up of vignettes, some of them wind up with a happier-than-expected conclusion

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The Times

The Times

The camera-work and the colours are exquisite. A lone elephant and zebra walk across an African salt pan, looking like works of art. A flock of flamingos settle on the salt flats after the rains, their chicks knobbly-kneed.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The new series is putting all its energy into making an impact, sacrificing entertainment value for a shot at changing a few minds.

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NPR

NPR

David Attenborough's Netflix series offers a strange waltz between wonder and melancholy. The show thrills us with the marvels of nature, and then saddens us that we are rapidly wiping them out.

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