i’ve been watching a lot of the science channel lately, and my favorite show (besides morgan freeman’s through the wormhole) is wonders of the universe, starring professor brian cox, physicist extraordinaire. i can always count on cox’s british accent to soothe me slowly to sleep. and that’s not to say that the show is boring – quite the contrary – its thought-provoking and cinematically-interesting. some of the space footage and camera work is really amazing, and cox’s narration comes across as larger than life as he discusses the galaxy and how it relates to humanity. grab a glass of wine and cuddle up on the couch while you check this show out – you’ll be reminded how wonderous our world really is, which can be so easy to forget sometimes (especially if you’re a busy new yorker).