To be honest, I do prefer books over Netflix or television (as much as I appreciate them both). There are books with information and wisdom from hundreds and hundreds of years ago, crafted in a way that pours knowledge and love into you with each page you turn. But yet, I must talk about this show and all of the enlightenment it brings to its viewers.
I may (slightly) live under a rock when it comes to all things television/shows or media, but I truly think that this is one of the best shows, not only for the incredible wealth of knowledge and culture it gives to the viewer, but if any of you have had a crush on Zac Effron when you were younger, trust me, the crush (and utter appreciation for him) is only about to skyrocket.
The show I’m obsessing over right now is Down to Earth on Netflix.
Basically, Zac decided that he didn’t just want to be some celebrity drowning in money and fame; he wanted to do something truly impactful with the large audience he has. I love that. Zac and his amazing (vegan!!!) friend Darin Olien traveled the world, learning all about different cultures and their takes on healthy living and kindness to the planet. It’s truly so impactful to see both the good and the bad here, as they undoubtedly covered both.
From learning about the amazing, free and no-plastic-use water provided all throughout Paris everywhere you look, to ziplining in Costa Rica after diving into their incredible healthy and green lives, to learning about BioPiracy and the Peruvian Superfoods being improperly handled and threatening the survival of indigenous people in Lima and beyond.
The show is enjoyable, quite funny, and eye-opening, while also never ignoring the dark and sad aspects of the destructive nature of humankind on our planet and our own health. It’s not something we can ignore anymore.
This show makes learning about these things entertaining and a bit life-changing; please do yourself (and our planet) a favor and watch it!