Bad science, bad history, bad TV: we are but motes in the infinite cliché

I wanted to wish Neil deGrasse Tyson well  on his rebooted COSMOS project, I really did: he's a good scientist, and he can write well. Why then, with lots of money and big names and whizz-bang tech behind it, is the much-hyped Sagan reboot such a chore to watch? (Caveat: I've only seen the first …