Our infinite universe is divided into infinite parts. The world, on the other hand, is divided into two: people who really, really can’t watch nature shows and those who can watch them forever. There is no middle ground. Either you live for amazing shots of elephants, octopuses, volcanoes, asteroids, whatever, or you’re bored to death by the lack of plot and this whole business feels like one giant screen saver. You belong to the second group, so tonight’s “what do you see tonight” is not for you (But why don’t you try our recommendations from last week, you must have missed something there).
are you still here Well, we have something for you: a new and ambitious nature series – its trailer looks more like Terrence Malick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” or “The Tree of Life” than National Geographic – which will be released today on Netflix, and with narration by Morgan Freeman. It’s called “Our Universe”, and its stated mission is to show the various connections between all the things that inhabit our universe, from the most distant planet to whatever it is that lives at the bottom of the ocean, and the promo even promises “the birth of a star and the birth of a sea turtle.” Now, we don’t want to argue, but a turtle sounds more interesting to us.
By the way, if the title sounds familiar to you, it is because it is another move in Netflix’s five-year plan in the field of nature series in the coming years, and they all have more or less similar names. In 2019 we already had “Our Planet” (voiced by Sir David Attenborough), and Freeman will continue as the narrator of the next series, “Life on Our Planet” (wait, it gets even more complicated), which comes out next year, as well as “Our Planet II” (watch David Attenborough again), and later will also come “Our Oceans”, “Our Living World” and finally, in 2025, if the climate crisis does not annihilate us by then, we will also see “Our Water World”. What is the difference between the latter and, for example, “Our Oceans”? Um, of course we know – hey, look! A bird! And a supernova!