Season 1: Down to Earth With Zac Efron – Review and Summary. Are you Going to watch then you need to read this Review before watching? Down to Earth With Zac Efron (2020) – Review, Recap, Ending, Summary. Main Stars: Zac Efron. It is Released on 10 July 2020. He is an executive producer.
I would like to say thank you to Netflix for granting me the screener to the first couple of episodes of this new show now you might be wondering what on earth is a movie star like Zac Efron doing hosting his own reality travel series has he become so like my summary jaded with Hollywood that he needed to take a long hiatus just like when Michael Jordan tried out baseball I don’t know I have no idea perhaps one of the interviews that he will give in promotion of this series will let us in on that reason.
My job here is to let you know what I think about down to earth with Zac Efron and whether or not it will be worth your binging time and even though Netflix only granted me the first couple of episodes they are more than enough to help me formulate my thoughts and ultimately come up with a verdict the first episode is set in Iceland that’s right the same Iceland that’s recently featured in Netflix wonderful rom-com Eurovision.
I swear to God everybody will forever associate that country with that movie there is no escaping it and you know what I don’t think Iceland minds at all but I digress the theme in this first episode is renewable energy so like the summary Zach and his collaborator visit Iceland’s various facilities that harness mother nature to produce electricity all the while they also enjoy the local Viking inspired food okay pause I can’t help cracking up while watching this episode and here’s the thing I don’t know why Zack had to bring this fella Darion Olien with him.
If Zack needs the company like a co-host or a co-anchor I mean nobody likes traveling alone right I get it but the show is titled down-to-earth with Zac Efron and not down-to-earth with Zac Efron and Darren Olien watching the first episode immediately you’ll notice that Zack is just not confident enough to give his own commentary and so Darren has to step in quite often okay here’s how I sum up Zacks reactions.
It would not be fair for us to expect you to be like Anthony Bourdain for example I mean nobody can top Anthony Bourdain but at least give us something more than just wow wow wow really that’s awesome wow wow and during the drive to the location this is the part where the camera points at both Zach and Darren to catch their conversations that can be insightful or playful but the man in that car Zack is visibly awkward please like the summary. It’s a mix of not knowing what to say and fake laughs and the look on his face that says are we there yet so episode 1 presentation-wise it’s safe to say that Zack is not on top of his game or one could argue hey cut him some slack.
He’s never done this before he’s still warming up now episode 2 that is set in Paris things seem to get a bit better Zack has more to say than just wow he asks the featured guests sensible helpful and fitting questions he looks a bit more sure of himself and both Zack and Darren the way they bounce off of one another they have a more in sync rhythm this time around okay putting the hose aside what do I think of this new travel show overall I think the hour-long format is a bit much I think Zack and Darren can get their point across while being informative and entertaining in just under 30 minutes.
This show running more than 30 minutes long in each episode, unfortunately, produces a lot of moments that are too drawn-out I think it’s fabulous that Zack narrates the Illustrated fun facts in between some of the experts and the scientists that they bring in are excellent although some of the visits to some of the places can be a bit more condensed clearly Zack brings with him a small team of the top-notch technical crew. This is kinda a movie and interesting I hope you would enjoy it,s review.
Who knows what they’re doing because not only does the camerawork make us feel as if we’re there walking around with Zack but some of the aerial shots that they also capture of Paris city or Iceland’s facilities are just breathtaking but what truly separates down-to-earth with Zac Efron from other travel shows is the purpose of it well with this one Zack wants to educate you on what other countries have been doing to create healthy sustainable ways to live it kind of reminds me of Michael Moore’s documentary.
Where to invade next do you remember that one Michael Moore traveling around the world to observe what other countries are doing right that we Americans are still far behind on well that is what down-to-earth with Zac Efron reminds me of Iceland’s renewable energy and Paris providing clean water to all its citizens even the homeless I mean my god those are right admirable it puts us Americans to shame?
If you think about it because we claim to be the greatest nation on earth and yet other countries are way ahead of the game when it comes to ensuring a better future for their citizens and their citizens next generation so like my review and that is the true strength of down to earth with Zac Efron yes maybe Zac as a host could learn a thing or two about making it more engaging for his audiences but don’t let that minimize the importance of what this show wants to bring your attention.
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This show running more than 30 minutes long in each episode, unfortunately, produces a lot of moments that are too drawn-out I think it's fabulous that Zack narrates the Illustrated fun facts in between some of the experts and the scientists that they bring in are excellent although some of the visits to some of the places can be a bit more condensed clearly Zack brings with him a small team of the top-notch technical crew.