Favorite Netflix Documentaries
Fo me, Netflix is one of the best things that internet has brought in our generation. They provided a huge (and organized) collection of movies and shows from different productions which has been either forgotten or just didn't make the cut in the local scene.
Just like how I prefer non-fiction over fiction books, I also prefer watching true stories and educational tv shows. I really enjoy watching Netflix documentaries as most of them are not only informative, but also entertaining. Here are five of my most favourite documentary from Netflix!
1. Take Your Pills
In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.
To be honest, I got curious about these "power drugs" during the first half of the show. But Iater on, I realized that these drugs can do more harm than good. Any shortcut, like using stimulants such as Adderal, can make an achievement be stripped off of its value in the long run. The potential of being drug dependent is also simply not worthy of any success it might bring.
2. FYRE - The Greatest Party That Never Happened
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur.
A proof that willpower is not enough to achieve success. I am amazed by Billy McFarland's tenacity and ability to share his vision to his primary investors. Too bad that his work attitude and arrogance got the best of him. Fyre Festival could have been a huge success if he respected the request of the island owners and listened to his associates about the issues that needed to be addressed.
3. Conversations With A Killer : The Ted Bundy Tapes
Present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. ... Present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious killer Ted Bundy.
Probably the most disturbing real-life crime documentary I have ever seen in my entire life. Ted Bundy is a hardcore narcissist and psychopath. He can smile and wave at people like he is not guilty at all. He doesn't even recognize the pain and suffering of his victims, and these are just not quick deaths - the victims went through the most gory, violent, and painful killings. It's interesting to watch how something so evil can walk the earth like a prince charming.
4. Blackhole Apocalypse
Astrophysicists show how black holes might hold answers to how the universe evolved, leading to life on Earth and, ultimately, the human race.
The animation is honestly a little bit out of date, but the meat of the documentary is outstanding. I love how the show presented something so unworldly in a comprehensible way. They discussed how blackholes came about from a math theory, a "might be a blackhole" article, to an actual sound of a supernova from many lightyears away. This show rekindled my interest in the stars, galaxies, and everything beyond earth experience.
5. Bob Lazar : Area 51 and Flying Saucers
Decades ago, Bob Lazar blew the whistle on Area 51. Now he's back to explain the alien tech he worked with, and the government's war to shut him up.
I watched this show because of the recent trending on Facebook about 500,000 people storming Area 51. It is true, Bob Lazar is the real deal. This show inspired me to watch the whole Ancient Aliens documentary and learn as many things as I can about extra terrestrials via YouTube. It is fun spiralling down the rabbit hole of aliens mysteries!
I also love love love the food docuseries by Netflix, those are from a different category in my head so I'll try to create a different post for that. For now, till my next non-food related post! :)