By YANNISE JEAN
May 27, 2017
“Bill Nye is very passionate about what he chooses to discuss on the show which can come off the wrong way to his viewers.”
Every millennial remembers those times in science class, where your teacher would roll out the television on the cart and announced that they were going to play a video instead of teach. On those days it wasn’t our teacher who taught us science, but Bill Nye The Science Guy.
His show back then in the 90’s was in fact very cheesy, but it made science interesting and fun for kids.
Now these same kids are grown up, but they still need help understanding science, especially in a country where a majority of our government doesn’t believe in Global Warming. The show doesn’t just focus on issues of the environment, but also the anti-vaxxers movement and the issue of gender vs. sex.
But while Bill Nye’s charm still continues to draw viewers in, his show falls somewhat flat. When the camera isn’t on Nye it focuses on one of the many celebrity guests, who don’t have that same charm to sustain viewers.
Bill Nye is very passionate about what he chooses to discuss on the show which can come off the wrong way to his viewers.
On a Reddit post discussing the show many users expressed discontent with the show that had become nothing but “liberal propaganda.” Other users felt disappointed in the idea that the show did not discuss opposing viewpoints but instead mocked them. They also felt that the show didn’t seem to have designated audience.
One user cited a YouTube video of one of the songs performed on the show, “My Sex Junk”, as a reason for the shows unpopularity. The video features Rachel Bloom singing about how sexuality is on a spectrum and how she can choose to love either a male or female. As of today the video has over a million views and over 120,000 dislikes. The comments don’t exactly give praise to as one user stated that Bill Nye had become an “SJW”.
Speaking to Wren Holland who did not enjoy the show, he can understand the negative reviews.
“Half-way through the season I stopped watching. His show seemed less about science and more about making a political statement.” Holland said.
There were others as well such as Claire Sheppard, a mom of two, also expressed her disdain for the show.
“I thought that this show would be geared towards kids,” Sheppard said. “But it’s absolute garbage. There are only males and females. I don’t want my kids being taught anything different. I’m tired of the liberal media trying to influence my kids!”
His show seemed less about science and more about making a political statement.
On rotten tomatoes, critics gave the show a fresh rating, while users only gave a 23% favorable rating.
Adam Rivero, who is constantly reviewing different shows and movies on the site explained why he gave the show 1 star.
“None of it contained any real science,” Rivero stated. “I am as liberal as they come and I just couldn’t get into it. I loved Bill Nye when I was younger, but this show isn’t the same. I feel like he’s just trying to force his viewpoints on us. I want facts and statistics, not a guy in a bow-tie telling me how to feel.”
While the many negative reviews speak for themselves, there is no doubt that Bill Nye isn’t finished saving the world anytime soon.