22 November 2016 | SaDa_KaLo
You should watch it indeed. Educative? Yes. Thrilling? May be not good enough ! Yet !
This new series has definitely caught the attention of millions of people, I believe. As a National Geographic Series, it's obvious that the series is scientifically accurate. And the adventure part is really intriguing. Everyone will enjoy these parts. The Mars environment, the astronauts looks really awesome. I would give it 8.0 based on that.
Wait, there's more to it. The series has the decades-long history behind Mars Exploration. Who, where, how, why - all things are there. The documentary lovers like me will definitely appreciate this part for sure.
Overall, I would suggest everyone to try the show. It really does showed the struggles of the astronauts/ relevant people in these explorations.
Thanks to National Geographic.
However, I think sometimes, they are showing too much history. Most of the times, it's okay. But, I do not really understand why you have to go into history, when a dramatic "tension" moment is building up. It really change the mode of the audience. After all, it's a adventure/sci-fi drama, right? not a history documentary?
All in all, although I loved the history part here, my overall rating would not go beyond 7.0, for bad timing of the history parts.
Good luck :)