Our Planet: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Our Planet

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 28


Audience Score

User Ratings: 88
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Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019
Air date: Apr 5, 2019

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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 (28) | Top Critics (7)

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

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…
Top Critic

Yet gorgeous footage never quite disguises the fact that Our Planet has little interest in reinventing the genre.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | 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 06, 2019
    Amazing visuals exceed expectations.
  • Aug 30, 2019
    Just mesmerizing to watch and a real eye opener of what our planet needs to be saved.
  • Jun 30, 2019
    Not quite Planet Earth, but still absolutely beautiful.
  • Jun 24, 2019
    (85/100) Our Planet was an interesting documentary with extraordinary visuals and some great music, but it gets pretty one tonal after a few episodes. The only thing that changes each episode is the climate in which the animals live, otherwise it's just hunter-prey, eat or be eaten. The part about Chernobyl was very interesting and I would have wanted to have seen more of that but then the season was over and I had watched all episodes. Still, overall it is a very good season and it delves deep into the problems facing our planet, our species and our animals. David Attenborough is phenomenal as always and the score by Steven Price is also amazing.
  • May 08, 2019
    Although "Our Planet" belches its apocalyptic thesis like a smokestack, it seems the makers care about nature in the same way that your self-righteous friend cares about �����starving children in Africa': as a rung in the ladder to the moral high ground. The camera-work is decent and David Attenborough could be hypnotic even if he was reading facebook's Terms of Agreement, but the material here is so recycled, with identical situations cribbed so unashamedly from the BBC, that it's clear the producers watched Blue Planet on a laptop and hit spacebar every once in a while to tell some lackey to go to such-and-such a place and film "what they did, but the same". The narration is less insightful, with hardly anything to tell us about nature that we couldn't know from grade school (at one point Rain is explained to us) and its version of power is to remind us, at the end of each section, how bad the prognosis is for this animal's survival. This technique in and of itself is hardly heinous, and such messages are without a doubt intended to address the very real concerns of the modern age. To those who believe humans are swayed by words alone, this may seem like a bold new step: a middle finger to climate change deniers and those who oppose the Cause, and a clarion call to the world. But what "Our Planet" fails to do is to appeal to anything other than our most suburban impulses. In its repetitive format and unengaging naturalism it reveals its true hand: in the end, the show doesn't want to save the world, it wants to make you feel bad about a dying one. The last decades are showing more and more clearly that saving the natural world will require ingenuity and passion. The few solutions "Our Planet" presents manage to put this across. But it will take better efforts than a phoned-in guilt trip to encourage any such thing.
  • May 02, 2019
    I enjoyed how Our Planet strayed away from talking about how damaging human society can be on our ecosystems and had moments that underlined the potential for environmental repair and the life that can be reborn if we treat the environment with respect.
  • Apr 27, 2019
    Beautiful and inspiring.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    Amazing images and a sober view on the type of change that's difficult to undertake.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    A ride I wouldn't want to get off of is how this series made me feel. I enjoyed every minute of it.
  • Apr 14, 2019
    A must watch to learn and appeciate the life of all living. Also what we all need to do in order to save our planet.

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