Earth at Night in Color season 1 review – a spectacular and breathtaking look at animals’ nocturnal lives Technology working wonders.

December 2, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

This is a wide-ranging series, and a brilliant piece of work — viewers will be stunned by a spectacular and breathtaking look at animals’ nocturnal lives in a way we’ve never seen before.

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4

Summary

This is a wide-ranging series, and a brilliant piece of work — viewers will be stunned by a spectacular and breathtaking look at animals’ nocturnal lives in a way we’ve never seen before.

Apple TV+ series Earth at Night in Color season 1 will be released on the platform on December 4, 2020.


Earth at Night in Color uses cutting-edge technology which allows the viewers to see a colourised version of the night time. Essentially, it does not look dark anymore. And with this technology, it makes it easier for filmmakers to see the true movements of animals in their natural habitat. Every documentary we watch, we see the animals make their moves during the basking sunlight, so seeing them navigate at night gives a whole new perspective of our world.

If you are easily consumed by David Attenborough, then this type of spectacle will easily bowl you over. Tom Hiddleston narrates Earth at Night in Color, and while he does not feel as culturally impactful as the famous broadcaster, he still has a reassuring voice describing key moments that the camera captures.

In episode 1, we are given an insightful thirty minutes for a family of lions who are desperately clinging on to survival and keeping their family tree going. Earth at Night in Color captures beautiful moments of a lioness doing all she can to make sure her cubs are safe. We get the classic footage of a hunt, with the lioness needing to provide two days worth of food. It is the type of footage that keeps viewers on tenterhooks, and also there’s an induction of anxiety; when the lioness loses her cubs due to needing to hunt for food, there’s a birth mother’s love story behind the documentary series.

And with the lions coverage as the first episode, Earth at Night in Color easily reels viewers in. The other episodes cover the Tarsier Forest, Jaguar Jungle, Bear Woodlands, Wild Cities and Cheetah Plains. This is a wide-ranging series, and a brilliant piece of work — viewers will be stunned by a spectacular and breathtaking look at animals’ nocturnal lives in a way we’ve never seen before.


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