Planet Earth: the awesome television series about the beauty of our home

If you haven’t given yourself the privilege of watching a Planet Earth episode, then I would highly recommend that you drop whatever it is you’re doing, aside from reading this post, and go and watch an episode.

The amount of amazing things that our planet has to offer is simply astonishing. There are countless different ecosystems across the face of the globe and each one has something extraordinary to offer.

Each of the first two episodes start off with scenes of bears. Don’t worry, they’re different types of bears in completely different parts of the world — one is a family of polar bears just awaking from their winter-long slumber in the Arctic and the other is a pack of grizzly bears doing the same thing but in the Rocky Mountains.

I felt that this was a great example of how the show operates, and not because it’s just about bears and how they wake up from hibernation.

Across the planet from polar bears, penguins flourish near the South Pole.

It shows how very similar beings can live in areas across an entire planet from each other and adapt to their individual climates. The polar bears were out hunting seals while the mighty grizzly bears were out turning over rocks to find moths to eat. While watching those huge animals gorge upon whatever food they found, the viewer (me) was able to see plenty of breathtaking landscapes and images that I wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else.

That’s basically Planet Earth in a nutshell: spectating rare animals in their natural habitats while seeing various beautiful environments.

Who wouldn’t want to spend 45 minutes watching that kinda thing?

It’s beautiful!

Snow leopards, some of the rarest, most majestic species that our planet has to offer.

And I don’t even want to know how long some videographer had to camp out on a mountain to see the extremely rare snow leopard come out of its den to make a kill. That must’ve taken at least a few weeks and an ungodly amount of cash.

But, in my opinion, it was well worth it. The images and scenes of nature that are caught on film in this incredible series is spectacular. With a habitat fit for anyone, from high up in some mountains to down deep in an ocean to magnificent forests and everything in between each of the poles, there is sure to be at least some aspect of the natural world that fascinates anybody.

If you can imagine it, it will be in this awesome series. Even if you can’t imagine it, there’s still a good chance that it’ll be in the show.

Believe it or not, that black thing is actually a male bird trying to flirt with the female bird next to it.

So, what’re you waiting for?!

Get off your ass and go educate yourself by watching an episode of Planet Earth!

Out of everything that’s on Netflix, this show is probably wastes the least amount of time out of anything that the site has to offer.

It’ll be worth it, trust me.

The Rating: 84/100

Pro: Think of anywhere in the world that you’d like to travel to. Planet Earth allows you go there and experience it.

Con: Unfortunately, you’re not actually able to go there… You’re still going to be stuck on your ass watching a screen.

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My name is Jack Russillo and I’m a college freshman who just moved to the big city (Seattle) from a small town in the middle of nowhere. Every day I rate something on a scale of 1 to 100.

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