Planet Earth II Recap: The One With the Grasslands

Planet Earth II

Season 1 Episode 5
Editor’s Rating *****
An African bull elephant in the grassland of Botswana. Photo: Chadden Hunter/BBC

Grass is crazy! It can hide you from predators, protect you from the elements, and you can eat it — there are just so many great things about GRASS. Unfortunately, while this episode of Planet Earth II goes on and on about how great the grasslands are, it does not quite do the wonders of grass justice. It is, in my humble opinion, pretty boring. That being said, “Grasslands” is “pretty boring” in Planet Earth II standards, which also means it’s outrageously beautiful, impressive, and still one of the best things on TV.

It also just so happens to be boring.

That’s why I’ve decided to switch things up this week. You’ll get your slew of potentially viral, absolutely adorable animal GIFs, but you’ll get them accompanied by my favorite meme: TFW, which stands for “that feeling when” and is intrinsically relatable. What I’m trying to say is, please RT.

TFW you get home from your friends and your mom can tell that you’ve been hitting the blunt:

(Two twin baby saiga antelope and their mother in the Eurasian Steppe.)

TFW the first words your mom greets you with in the morning are, “Oh, so you finally woke up”:

(A buffalo finds the waterhole.)

TFW you miss the bus, but you get a ride to school:

(A carmine bee-eater riding on an ostrich’s back through the African savannah.)

TFW someone left the Ben & Jerry’s in the freezer with only like one-16th of it left:

(An anteater probes his tongue into a termite nest in Northern Australia.)

TFW no matter what you do, your crush won’t notice you:

(A male Jackson’s widowbird trying to attract a mate in the long grasses of Kenya’s Masai Mara.)

TFW your crush finally notices you, but you gotta play the game:

(The male and female widowbirds right before they, you know, get together.)

TFW your mom shows up at school and yells your name from the car:

(A fox digs for grass beneath the snow in the prairies of North America.)

So, have we gone viral yet?

Planet Earth II Recap: The One With the Grasslands