Next in my deep dive into documentary series is The Confession Tapes. I absolutely love procedural cop dramas and the confessions at the end of the episode are what you live for. This documentary takes that step in the entire process and takes a closer look at it. What if the confession isn’t everything? What if the confession wasn’t as true as television has led us to believe? This is that show. It follows several investigations where the central piece of evidence is the confession given. Both sides of the justice system give their take on each case. With some of the episodes, I’m completely stumped as to which side I’m on, and I completely believe that that is the entire point of this documentary: to shine a light on the fog that is sometimes our justice system. If you love a documentary that has lots of twists and turns, I would suggest checking this out on Netflix.
Over the summer, I became a little obsessed with documentaries and docuseries, or documentary series. While I was inserting things into whatever word document, I would have a brand new episode up. Now I won’t talk about every single one, but the first one I will talk about is Dirty Money. In essence, it talks about different companies and scandals associated with them. I personally found it fascinating. I will admit, the last episode is a bit political, talking about Donald Trump, but it was mostly talking about his past up to running for office; it was informative with out too much of a liberal sway. It was there, but not really overwhelming. Overall, it was a decent docuseries. It also showed multiple points of view, which was also interesting. I may have to give it another watch, or wait until another season comes out on Netflix (if it does within a reasonable amount of time).
The next show in the line-up of binging has been My 600 lb Life. I don’t know what drew me to it, I just want to watch a bunch of docuseries. (I believe that’s what they are called). It was recommended to me, so I decided why not give it a try. There were three seasons on Hulu that I finished in the matter of a couple of days. I was just so intrigued by to story. Through the entire hour-long episode, I am truly rooting these individuals on. Through every success, I’m so proud of them. Through every upset, I want to take them in my arms and tell them that everything is going to be okay. Also, I know that I’m not close to where the people on the show are out, but I could be. Like them, when I’m feeling like absolute crap, I turn to food for comfort. Since watching the show, I have been eating slightly healthier, (I can’t do much since I’m a college student with no money). As that is probably the point of the show, I would say it was pretty successful. Honestly, I just hope that the doctor continues the good work he does.
As you all probably know, I identify as a geek, ten-fold what a nerd is. Outside of fangirling about my favorite fandoms, I love to learn new things. That’s were Netflix’s documentary series Explained comes it to play. This documenary series covers a variety of topics such as designer genes, music, astrology and the world water shortage in short 20 minute episodes. What I love most about this series is that they cover both sides of many of the issues that they cover. The experts will say one thing, but at the same time they acknowledge where others are coming from at the same time. It’s actually pretty refreshing when individuals are able to see both sides of the issue they are discussing. The show is rated mature, but that is only because two of the episodes are on some pretty racey topics such as the female organism and monogamy. They’re completely education and take everything serious, but if you’re not mature enough to watch the episodes, I would suggest not watching them in public. I would suggest that anyone with a Netflix account watch this series, mainly because I want a second season. I would love to see what new topics they would get to cover if they had the opportunity.