Prehistoric Planet season 1 review – a jaw-dropping impressive docuseries you won’t want to miss

By Ricky Valero
Published: May 16, 2022 (Last updated: October 25, 2023)
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Apple TV+ Docuseries Prehistoric Planet season 1


Prehistoric Planet is an impressive technical docuseries that shows what life might have been like millions of years ago.

Apple TV+ Docuseries Prehistoric Planet season 1 will be released on the streaming service on May 23, 2022. 

I’ve always been fascinated with what life was like before our existence. Today, we travel back 66 million years with Jon Favreau and the Planet Earth producers to see dinosaurs and other creatures who roamed lands, seas, and skies in the upcoming Apple TV+ docuseries, Prehistoric Planet.

Within each of these episodes, David Attenborough narrates what life was like for each creature. I will start by saying Attenborough is added to the list of Barack Obama and Morgan Freeman, who can narrate my life story. Attenborough’s voice takes us on the journey. Whether it’s his soft tone telling us about each creature or him narrating a battle amongst the beasts, he takes us for a ride.

You can’t help but be impressed with the visuals and effects throughout this docuseries. These larger-than-life animals and creatures are being brought back to life in a way that engulfs you in these little worlds. You get those visual interpretations of what life might have been like, from how they lived, breathed, ate, and even mated. I can’t tell you how many times I audibly said, “wow.” The work from the entire team is stunning, impressive and something that made the whole experience worth watching.

Personally, my favorite episode of Prehistoric Planet was “Ice Worlds”. Something about the snow-like atmosphere makes these creatures stand out in an even more incredible way. I especially loved the moment where see the animals being hunted down and they had to attempt to cross the icy snow lake and how the director used the score here to elevate the sequence felt like an action movie. You are on the edge of your seat to see what happens.

The technical feat of everyone from directors Adam Valdez and Andrew Jones to the VFX people that brought these creatures to life to the animation team, each of them deserves massive credit for their work. But the score brought to us by the team of Hans Zimmer, Anze Rozman, and Kara Talve was remarkable. Plus pairing that with the National Orchestra of Wales, they elevate the key moments that enrich the series.

If you are the type of person that loves watching and learning about prehistoric things, Prehistoric Planet will be for you. The entire docuseries is a fascinating look at different creatures in many different elements. Each episode may have the same beats, but each gives you different creatures and views to be in awe of.

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