On Disney+ Day, National Geographic is releasing a brand new five-part series, “Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory”.
This new series is focused on one of the new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old Bertie Gregory, who takes viewers on epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world.
Each episode focuses on one specific animal, Lions, Sharks, Eagles, Dolphins and Whales. Though they also showcase other animals that just happen to pop up when filming, such as some Bats that the Eagle is hunting, or pilot whales playing with dolphins.
In these five episodes, we see Bertie and his talented team, using the latest technology to film something brand new, that’s never been caught on camera before. Some of the technology being used for this series is game-changing, especially the use of drones to get the footage you just never could have imagined years ago. There are some fantastic shots throughout the series, which certainly provide you with some unique footage you’ll never have seen.
It’s become pretty standard, especially with the big-budget BBC documentaries, to have a ten-minute behind-the-scenes portion at the end, but with “Epic Adventures”, this is incorporated throughout. The series feels like a mix of a behind-the-scenes vlog and an animal documentary. As Bertie is explaining what’s happening and why they are doing it. It’s an exciting way of showing the reality of what it takes to get these amazing shots.
I personally really enjoyed the documentary style, mainly because Bert Gregory has such a lovably and excitable character, who pulls you into his extraordinary life. His personality is what makes this show so enjoyable. He also provides the narration throughout the series, and his style is so refreshing, because it feels more like a British documentary than your usual Nat Geo show. His passion for nature and what he is actually doing, just oozes off the screen. It also feels like he is talking to you like a friend, rather than talking to you like you’re a child, which many of the Nat Geo documentaries tend to do.
“Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory” is one of the most enjoyable National Geographic documentaries I’ve watched in a while. Bertie makes this series so much more fun to watch, because his personality is so full of life and loves what he does. His enthusiasm is catching; if you love animal documentaries, please give this one a whirl.
Rating – 4.5 Out Of 5
The first season of “Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory” is coming to Disney+ on Thursday 8th September 2022, for Disney+ Day.