That’s right, folks. We’re getting a new Planet Earth type series from Netflix called Our Planet and boy does it look fucking awesome. We talked at length about this on a previous episode of Heartland Radio, and suffice to say, everyone is JUICED. Now I understand what you’re thinking. Probably something along the lines of, “that’s pretty cool, but Sir David Attenborough is the straw that stirs the drink when it comes to Planet Earth, and without him, this is an Animal Planet show with a bigger budget.” You would be 1000% correct if that’s your assumption, but boy do I have some good news for you.
So essentially, we’re getting the same thing we’ve seen before, hopefully with a bigger budget, and some exciting new locales. The only thing that scares me is the involvement of the WWF. I just don’t want this to get too political. It’s said that the series will have an environmental message about the earth, but also “a hopeful message about what we can do.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big animal guy. UUUUUUUUUUGE in fact. I’m all about preserving wildlife and making sure our planet is sustainable for generations to come. But when it comes to these types of shows, I just want to get as many vitamins in my system as possible and see a warthog get ripped apart by a lion in incredibly high definition, I don’t need to be lectured about the inadequacies of man.
So hopefully the WWF won’t make this overly political and we can just enjoy watching these majestic beasts stalk their prey across the plains. That’s all I want. Nothing more, nothing less. But if the WWF is going to be heavily involved, I’ve seen a couple of excellent ideas.
Don’t hate this idea one bit, brother.
What do you guys think? Are you interested, or could you care less? Let me know.