I’ve been on a bit of a documentary binge for the past few weeks.
See, aside from a couple Michael Moore documentaries in my youth, and maybe some one-off specials on the History Channel or PBS that my teachers showed in school when they didn’t feel like teaching, I just never really got into documentaries. I didn’t know what was out there or where to get them, for starters.
But a couple weeks ago I spotted one that looked interesting on Netflix streaming and then my hair stylist suggested a few more and now Netflix documentaries are like Pokemon and I’ve gotta
cwatch em all.
I get that documentaries are usually biased, and I’m not saying I agree or disagree with the points made in any of these documentaries. All I’m saying is that I posted online yesterday “My name is Cheryl and I’m addicted to documentaries on Netflix” and several people asked me for my favorites so I decided to dedicate last night to making a scatterplot quadrant of the documentaries I’ve watched in the last few weeks ranked by entertainment and informative value because obviously and when I tried to make the chart in Excel I couldn’t figure out how so I made it in Paintbrush instead which is basically the same program.
Some of them are feel-good (Being Elmo), some of them are informative (This Film is Not Yet Rated), some of them are fun (Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story) and some of them are fucking weird (I Think We’re Alone Now) but all of them have a special place in my heart now.
Dear readers, tell me in the comments which documentaries I should watch next.