Down to Earth With Zac Efron

  • 25 Jul - 31 Jul, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

Down to Earth with Zac Efron is a new Netflix docu-series that drops the Hollywood hunk in beautiful locales across the globe where he seeks out practices that could combat climate change and save the planet. Described as a travel show, it has voiceovers with cinematography, while chronicling Efron and self-proclaimed wellness guru Darin Olien's journey to find healthy, sustainable lifestyle choices around the globe. Their exploration takes them to Iceland, France, and in West Hollywood with Anna Kendrick during the first two episodes. We see them visit the Miraculous Healing Waters of Lourdes, make chocolate in Reykjavík, and tour numerous locations. Efron and Olien have a slightly loftier goal: an eye-opening journey spurred on by buzz phrases like renewable energy and sustainable living. The Bourdain shows, the series they are inspired from work best when they blend personal autobiography with global empathy. Eventually, Efron may find a way to harness those dual forces. It's never fully clear what we as viewers are supposed to take away from this excursion aside from some fun facts Efron reads off a script and Olien's profoundly granola vibes. The only through-line in this series is that Zac Efron is in it.

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