Netflix’s new show “Bill Nye Saves the World” is funny, educational and self-aware, writes Julian Alexander of Polygon. He writes that Bill Nye perfects the art of ‘dad jokes,’ as he engages with modern topics in his own goofy way. The scientist raises awareness for controversial issues, such as vaccinations or climate change, educating his audiences playfully, suggests Alexander. He dismisses criticism that the show is preachy, highlighting that the scientist’s apparent self-righteousness stems from a deep understanding of these topics. Alexander praises Nye for addressing such crucial issues, in his attempt to save the world.
Bill Nye’s Netflix show panders to liberals in the worst of ways with low-brow humor and flawed science, asserts Kyle Smith of National Review. In his opinion, Nye arrogantly draws conclusions and makes claims that are highly unscientific, even contradicting himself. The narrative, which Smith recognizes as extremely liberal, seems to dumb down complicated theories in an attempt to seem 'cool.' One episode even features a vulgar song about anal sex, making Smith question whether Nye is motivated by scientific views or political ones. He claims that the show sacrifices any scientific legitimacy with its attempt to appeal to edgy liberal values.