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Blue Planet II

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“Blue Planet” was a gorgeous nature documentary series aired on BBC America in 2001. Narrated by David Attenborough, the feature explored the underwater world in ways not previously seen. The original series was a true treat for the senses. It was one of my favorite TV shows of all time. I found it incredibly soothing during that terrible year, and I played the episodes again and again when I needed comfort.

Well, just when I really need it again, it’s back! The sequel, “Blue Planet II,” proves to be every bit as eye-popping as the original, but this one has an extra edge. The score is a mind-blowing collaboration between Radiohead and movie soundtrack pro Hans Zimmer (composer of the scores for “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” “Inception,” and about a hundred more titles). I whole-heartedly support whatever combination of substances gave someone this idea. I think I’m as excited about the score as I am about the new series.

The reboot has been in production since 2013 and is scheduled to be broadcast starting on October 29, 2017, on BBC One. The trailer has me positively itching for more. My only regret is that I can’t watch it on the big screen!

Check out the show’s website, and don’t forget to set your DVR to record this amazing series!

UPDATE: I just learned the entire first series is available on Netflix!!! I’m so excited, I just squealed loudly enough to wake beloved in the next room. Guess what I’m doing tonight!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “Blue Planet II

  1. This is great, it’s a real treat ☺️

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  2. I was blown away by the first Blue Planet. I felt it alone was worth all my years of paying license fees. I hope the new series gets broadcast here.

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  3. I was able to find the channel on my TV and I am recording all of the programs. Right now, it is one of the original. Can’t thank you enough for introducing this series to us. I spend way too much time in front of this computer monitor. So I am going to move over to the easy chair and just enjoy a little quiet time. THANKS — Hal

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  4. Donna

    I have nominated you for “The Sunshine Blogger Award” because I enjoy reading your posts which bring rays of sunshine into my everyday life.

    https://viewfromtheback.com/2017/10/15/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

    Kind regards

    Sheree

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  5. Thanks so much for this! I have the original on blu ray and pulling that out to re-watch right now is just what I need right now.

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  6. I am so looking forward to this 😁

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  7. wow! watching both of those clips made my day…i am going to start watching the original, which i’ve never seen! thanks again, donna!

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