Mon 11/14: Mars (Nat Geo Channel)
From director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer comes a groundbreaking six-part series about man’s journey to Mars. Combining a future-set fictional narrative with documentary style updates on the actual progress being made present day, the show succeeds brilliantly as both entertaining and educational. The dramatic element stars familiar faces like Olivier Martinez and Ben Cotton, while the true-life segments boast sit-downs with leading minds like SpaceX founder Elon Musk. “The goal was to take the research on where we are now and presenting it in a way that would be authentic, but also propulsive and exciting to the viewer,” says Howard. For those even slightly curious in space exploration, this program is an absolute must-see.