What happens to us after we die? Where do we go? Is there any part of us that lives on? As obsessed as humans are with origin stories, we save our most fervent hopes and expectations for where we might spend eternity. In this episode, Morgan Freeman sets out to discover how belief in the afterlife has changed through the ages, how billions believe one man's death allows eternal life for all, and how the desire for immortality has influence scientists and inventors.
|Episode Title:||Beyond Death|
|Airs:||2016-04-03 at 20:00|
The show's two halves--world mythologies about the afterlife and Freeman's own charming persona--mesh remarkably well. [1/8 Apr 2016, p.100]Entertainment Weekly Full Review
By casting such a wide net, viewers may leave feeling they know a little about a lot.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
Earnest but unlikely to change many hearts or minds, the project rather blandly leverages its celebrity quotient to milk six episodes out of the great mysteries.Variety Full Review
There’s a kind of joke built into the series, which makes effective use of his sonorous voice and easy-but-earnest style. Unfortunately, Mr. Freeman is also saddled with dialogue that may cause some to lose their faith.Wall Street Journal Full Review