Text Tuesday…Kind of: Best Documentaries
I know I am not the only one that is addicted to Netflix. You know that most of you probably cried actual happy tears when Orange is the New Black or House of Cards came back this season. Most of you are also probably in a state of depression when you finally emerge from a Netflix marathon after running out of new episodes. Well for those of you that ran out of episodes, let me introduce you to Netflix documentaries. They may be better than the actual TV series that are on there. I sometimes wonder how Netflix knows exactly which one I want to watch even before I do. Keep in mind there are so many great ones but below are currently my five favorites! Enjoy!
Blackfish – Blackfish focuses on Tilikum, an Orca whale at Seaword and the abuse that happens with captive killer whales. You’ll never want to visit Sea World again—that or you’ll be returning on a mission to free the animals back to their natural ocean habitat.
The Woman Who Wasn’t There- This is based on a woman named Tania who in the World Trade Center when the plane dove into the building.She survived, but her husband died at Ground Zero that day, and the horrific sights she saw caused her deep depression and she ended up a founding member of the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network. The only problem was that she was not even in New York on September 11th, she was in Barcelona. That is one of many epic lies behind this documentary.
The Imposter- This needs to be under the disturbing reality category because this one gave me nightmares. It is about a French man that impersonates a small Texas boy that has gone missing. This family’s 13 year old son has been missing for three years when they heard he had been found in Spain. Once they picked him up, they were so desperate to believe he was alive that they did not even notice it was really a man in his late twenties. It features interviews from the family members and the man from span. Truly haunting!
Talhotblond- This one is about an internet love triangle Internet that left someone murdered and many lives ruined. There are some moments of corny chat recreations and some phoned-in reenactments but the story line is very intriguing.
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony: This documentary is about adult fans of My Little Pony. IMBD says “This film explores this following with a look at the franchise, the lives of particular fans around the world and the creative passions their seemingly unusual interest inspires. Although sometimes troubled by the prejudice of others, these kindred spirits enjoy a community experience both in spirit and at conventions that has a special magic all its own.”