What’s up with documentaries these days? Even nature documentaries seem to overhype themselves to try and get viewers. I could just say here that these sheep appeared and seemed to have fun on the river bank, blissfully assured of their possession of the land, staring at us on the boat with a kind of disdainful indifference. But to make it a nature documentary, we’d cue the tense string music while a gruff voice over announces: ”Suddenly, out of nowhere, Devonian attack sheep appear on the bank. Everyone on board and the crew freeze and remain deathly quiet, because we know our lives are in danger. At any moment the sheep can attack.”
And then for half an hour, nothing happens, before we do a little moralizing and sermonizing even though you personally have done nothing but be as green and kind as you possibly can.