There was a huge contradiction that my DH and I noticed when we watched this on our tivo. The narrator mentioned that it'd take 500 years for all the buildings to crumble to the earth, then later mentioned that feral cats would take to the skyscraper buildings, and perhaps evolve "wings" like flying squirrels. But it would take how many thousands/millions of years for cats to evolve wings? I loved the shots of the city--after the nuclear meltdown... my brain isn't working right now, but I loved the shots of the place that had been abandoned for 20ish years. It was really interesting to see how the plants had grown through the cement, and whatnot. There was a lot of good information,...(read more)
Life After People Reviews
Pros: Intresting depictions
Cons: Silly premise
The show has a silly premise; people suddenly disappear, without any explanation, then the things that are left behind decay and crumble. Eventually, there is little evidence we were ever here. There are only a few possible explanations for why we suddenly vanish; we're all beamed up at the same time by aliens or some supernatural event like the rapture takes place. Both possibilities are equally absurd. If aliens wanted our planet they would just engineer a doomsday weapon that kills all humans. If its the rapture, then all the sinners are supposed to be left behind to fight the last war (according to the Bible). Aside from lacking a credible premise the show has some interesting...(read more)
Pros: True, explains why we find so little of our own past
Cons: not exiciting
Very interesting, and a little hard to believe. Makes it pretty clear why archeaology is so difficult.