The BBC’s wildlife sequel has all of it – profundity, surprise and trippy visuals. However crucially, it transports viewers to a tranquil place untouched by the awfulness above the ocean
After all Blue Planet II is the yr’s most watched TV present. That was at all times going to be the case. Half of Bake Off’s viewers naffed off the moment it left the BBC. This yr’s Strictly has been hamstrung by its colossal shrug of a lineup, whereas X Issue – by no means probably the most placid watch within the first place – has develop into Brexit-themed Kabuki theatre carried out inside an exploded retina. There was by no means any competitors.
Blue Planet II has all of it. It’s expansive and profound, exhibiting us the type of inexplicable wonders we are inclined to overlook about in the course of the tedious mundanity of our on a regular basis put-the-washing-out-and-stress-eat-a-bun lives. It’s narrated by our final true nationwide treasure. There’s a touch of dented patriotism tucked away in there, too, on condition that this type of prestigious wildlife documentary is the one remaining type of leisure that Britain can legitimately say it’s best on the earth at.