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
first episode into Netflix' our planet and the productions are already blowing me away. it's beautifully shot, narratively well-written and the music scoring is just on point. go sit for 10 hours and educate yourself about our dying planet. I highly recommend it. pic.twitter.com/QLKd6lwdjn
— Don Đan (@Iscouar) April 9, 2019
2. Our Planet is educational, and I am enjoying it!!
Our Planet, an original Netflix docu, is such a delight to watch. This has got to be one of the most beautiful and very educational nature docus ever. It talks about more than just how beautiful our world is, it also makes us realize that we need to preserve what is left of it. pic.twitter.com/VtaavFXM2p
— Gerard J. (@rard25) April 9, 2019
3. Our Planet is the wholesome TV I need in my life
watching "our planet" on netflix & suddenly I'm reminded again of how beautiful this world & planet is. this is our home, our vessel. all these borders & separations we've created? they're nonexistent compared to what's out there. jesus i'm toasted.
— 𝔱𝔞𝔫𝔦𝔰𝔦𝔞 (@rheaamariaa) April 9, 2019
4. Get it girrrrrl
in Our Planet they made a bird dance to music that Did Not Slap………fixed it pic.twitter.com/tON9y0BpGw
— taber (@taber) April 9, 2019
5. This show is cute, 10/10 would recommend
If you have Netflix, I suggest that you watch 'Our Planet'. It's all cute and all but at the same time sad. I promise, you'll learn a lot from it, especially on how our planet is slowly dying. 10/10 from me! Cause of the penguins mostly 😂 pic.twitter.com/tUjp41ZV76
— Abdul Azim (@Kojom) April 10, 2019
6. Oh no, bits of this are quite sad
— Taylor J 💍 (@mrs_j2017) April 5, 2019
7. OK, this wasn't what I expected
bruh i was not expecting to see walruses accidentally falling off cliffs on our planet
— 28_male_nyc (@25_male_nyc) April 9, 2019
8. Right the guilt is kicking in now
Nothing gets me more passionate about saving the planet than watching a bunch of walruses jump off a cliff……..😐 and it’s our fault…..😑 Humans….🤦♂️ #OurPlanet
— Jack G Gillett (@thejackgillett) April 8, 2019
9. Humans are the worst, we ruin everything
I’m just one episode into #OurPlanet and you know what. Fuck humans. We deserve to die.
— andy mikesic (@andymikesic) April 8, 2019
10. WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING THE WALRUSES ARE DYING
We need to do something about OUR PLANET now!
This Walrus scene is a rude awakening of climate change.
— Matthew Lush (@MatthewLush) April 9, 2019
11. SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE BACK
I just finished watching the documentary entitled “Our Planet”……
CAN WE HUMANS STOP FUCKING UP OUR PLANET?! THE POLAR BEARS ARE DYING. THE WALRUSES ARE DYING, ETC. These animals depend on life in the Polar region to SURVIVE.
— Misael (@misaelb97) April 9, 2019
12. I will never be the same again, NEVER
13. THIS IS NOT WHAT I PLANNED
Me: I’ve had a stressful day. I’ll just watch some #OurPlanet .
Documentary: *shows walruses falling off cliffs in slow motion*
— Culley (@culley_hamstra) April 9, 2019
14. I'M CRYING AT WALRUSES, HELP ME I AM CRYING
I thought I'd go home and watch Our Planet on Netflix and have a chill evening. Little did I know that I'd see hundreds of walruses falling off a cliff to their deaths due to climate change. My night has been ruined and nothing can fix it. pic.twitter.com/LDtz0M2V7L
— Mr. Dripley (@n_nunl) April 10, 2019
15. I am forever scarred, I can't come back from this
It’s been two days but I’m still thinking about the walruses from @ourplanet and i just can’t get over it
— Marie 🌂 (@marie_bdsq) April 7, 2019
16. Our Planet why are you doing this to us?!
Jesus Christ #OurPlanet is the most fucked up shit.
"Look at these baby flamingos! Aren't they cute! Well here is one DYING because it's legs are encased in SALT"
"Oh you love walruses? Well here are 5 agonizing minutes of several walruses SLOWLY FALLING TO THEIR DEATHS."
— Britt Knupper (@MsGeorgiaOQueef) April 7, 2019
17. It's just too little, too late
PSA for parents watching Our Planet, here are some sad moments (the walrus 😭) you *may* want to skip:
+ One Planet: 16:04-16:43 🦩
+ Frozen World: 16:29-17:47 🐧 & 48:45-51:00 ⛰️
+ Fresh Water: 26:10-27:09 🐊
+ Deserts & Grasslands: 28:45-29:10 🐃
+ High Seas: 37:42-37:52 🐟 pic.twitter.com/wy2lmhTBMG
— Netflix Family (@netflixfamily) April 9, 2019
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.