Join Stephen Hawking as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all? Hawking takes them down a rabbit hole of profound realizations, helping them think like philosophers as much as scientists.
|Episode Title:||Why Are We Here?|
|Airs:||2016-05-25 at 21:00|
Genius can be gimmicky, while those eternal questions about time travel and alien life forms are ultimately beyond the power of TV (or sand piles) to answer. But the value of this series lies in the attempt, which is ambitious and edifying.Newsday Full Review
The six-part series not only makes science accessible, but it’s also fun to watch.San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
One wishes that PBS had let the program’s grand ideas stand on their own, with Prof. Hawking as an optimistic guide; those looking to be wowed by the mysteries of the universe should search elsewhere.Wall Street Journal Full Review
The pilot is a slog. ... Watching them drive around in a Back in the Future-style DeLorean is a cute way to illustrate how space-time works, but the lessons are basic high school physics. [20 May 2016, p.55]Entertainment Weekly Full Review