Anyways, the show felt like I was a child at the planetarium. With animation, graphics and lots of colors, Tyson went about illustrating the history of the universe that felt more like a story than a lecture. It's science that you don't typically see on television these days, while the History and Discovery channels are being cluttered with Pawn This and Redneck That.
I found an interesting quote from Fox chairman Kevin Reilly, per the LA Times:
"Cosmos" may be an unusually intellectual project for mainstream TV, but it also grapples with subjects that are, in the most literal sense of the word, universal. And in an era of dwindling audiences, "Cosmos" is the type of bold event programming that networks are willing to try to retain viewers who might otherwise flee to cable or online services like Netflix.
It did strike me as bold, but I wouldn't qualify it as "appointment television" that one must watch week in and week out. But for those who are interested, they would be very captivated. Does that make sense? It's worth an hour of your time.