Our Planet: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Our Planet

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A cornucopia of visual wonder and environmental advocacy, Our Planet's breathtaking cinematography explores more of this beautiful, blue marble while presenting an urgent call to action to its inhabitants.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 139

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 5, 2019

A detailed look at the earth's biodiversity, including birds diving into the sea in search of fish and wildebeests of the Serengeti on the run from wild dogs.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2019

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

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Air date: Apr 5, 2019

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

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Air date: Apr 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

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Critic Reviews for Our Planet Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's like watching an American drug ad during which a voice-over reads out lists of horrific side effects over footage of frolicking, picnicking families. Frankly, it's about time.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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The new series is putting all its energy into making an impact, sacrificing entertainment value for a shot at changing a few minds.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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.

Dec 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's awe-inspiring and easy on the eyes.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything had been written for the thickest audience imaginable. At one point, Attenborough explained how clouds released rain.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its shortcomings, Our Planet is a series more suitable for today, when climate change seems like an atrocious tragedy. [Full review in Spanish]

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Our Planet is also exceptional television, but a breezy summer escape through nature, it is not.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Filled with majestic views, dazzling imagery and mesmerising natural spectacles, Our Planet is undoubtedly visually stunning, but it is also traumatising.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Even in his 90s, he remains one of the loudest voices warning of imminent ecological disaster.

Apr 26, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Our Planet is not without hope. While the series doesn't directly inform its audience of how to fix this catastrophic problem, it does reassure us that the planet can recover, if we are willing to work together.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

A wildlife doc that does nothing but talk of potential doom is not a fun one, and the first episode of Our Planet walks the line expertly. It also ends with a sucker-punch that puts the BBC's five-minute-environmental-aside model to shame.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Our Planet: Season 1

  • Sep 23, 2020
    Beautiful scenes. Amazing documentary, it gives you the problem but also gives you hope.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    terrible terrible shaming, watching animals suffer over and over, do not trust the rating of this series
  • Aug 02, 2020
    Every episode makes me cry.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    A nature documentary series that focuses on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. Narrated by David Attenborough with his legendary voice, he addresses issues of conservation and it's really heartbreaking and upsetting to see the terrible impact humans and global warming have caused to the wonderful nature that surrounds us and the tragic losses of animals, plants and entire ecosystems that are just unavoidable at this point. Urgent call of action!
  • May 24, 2020
    It was great to get to see this. It would be nice to get a wild animal you like, like a small wildcat an Ocelot.
  • May 20, 2020
    Must Watch Our Planet Behind the Scenes, it is more shock to me how we treat the earth...
  • May 03, 2020
    I watch this show after finishing BBC Planet Earth 1 & 2, BBC Life, and Frozen Planet. Feel like even with very nice shots, Our Planet is just combinations of above shows with scenes, storylines, and narratives. Nothing is really new or special in comparison with previous shows.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    An education and visual spectacle in one.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    Breathtaking and awe inspiring. This documentary should be shown to every child in the world for them to see what they will inherit, and what they will be responsible for in the future. Extremely well made, reflects the sweat and blood of every one of the 600+ people who contributed to it.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    great videography, terrible propaganda. Very inaccurate data given in just the first 15 minutes

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