17 reactions to Netflix’s Our Planet that prove it was an emotional whirlwind

The guilt, the awful awful guilt


Our Planet was released on Netflix last week. And like all David Attenborough nature documentaries, it is very very good. Seriously, David Attenborough could narrate someone taking their bins out and it would be a work of art.

One thing that particularly stands out about the eight-episode Our Planet series, is the whirlwind of emotions it takes you through. One minute you are relaxed, watching incredibly HD footage of bees pollinating, and then the next you are devastatingly shocked at footage of walruses falling to their deaths. It really is a rollercoaster.

If you thought you were alone with your feelings of guilt, admiration, devastation and all that's in between whilst watching Our Planet – you thought wrong. Twitter proves we all feel exactly the same. Here are the best reactions to Our Planet on Netflix, that encompass the feelings of the entire world.

*Warning: Spoilers ahead and clips of upsetting scenes*

1. There is no argument this show is anything short of stunning

2. Our Planet is educational, and I am enjoying it!!

3. Our Planet is the wholesome TV I need in my life

4. Get it girrrrrl

5. This show is cute, 10/10 would recommend

6. Oh no, bits of this are quite sad

7. OK, this wasn't what I expected

8. Right the guilt is kicking in now

9. Humans are the worst, we ruin everything

10. WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING THE WALRUSES ARE DYING

11. SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE BACK

12. I will never be the same again, NEVER

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13. THIS IS NOT WHAT I PLANNED

14. I'M CRYING AT WALRUSES, HELP ME I AM CRYING

15. I am forever scarred, I can't come back from this

16. Our Planet why are you doing this to us?!

17. It's just too little, too late

Netflix has since defended including the walrus footage in the series. According to TMZ, the streaming site has stuck by the scene because it documents facts. Netflix told TMZ the Our Planet team worked with a Russian biologist who was been working on that stretch of coastline, and with the walruses, for 35 years. The scene, despite how upsetting it might be, serves a purpose.

Our Planet is now available to stream worldwide on Netflix.

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