Like food and water, sleep is one of life's necessities. Or is it?
Of all the science-related documentaries that I have watched recently, almost all unfold in this way:
Cite a generally well-believed statement on a particular topic.
Seed doubt: ask "Or is it?"
Spend the next 50 minutes showing an expert trying to walk and talk simultaneously, constantly interupted with CGI sequences repeated an obscene number of times.
(At best,) end with a largely non-commital confirmation of 1.
That's not to say that these programs aren't informative and usually enjoyable - in my opinion, normally they are - but this recipe does tend produce an ...