Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms have kept many occupied during the endless quarantine days. While some initially feared that there would be a lack of shows to fill up the days, they were mistaken. Streaming services released all types of original shows, including a wide variety of documentary series.
From true crime to political corruption to inspiring heroine stories, there are many that gained notable attention. Here are the documentary series you can stream right now:
1. “World’s Most Wanted”
Streaming now on Netflix, the series follows the worlds most wanted criminals. Samantha Lewthwaite, suspected of masterminding terror attacks, Semion Mogilevich, a Russian mafia boss and Félicien Kabuga, who has been accused of financing the Rwandan genocide, are just a few of the people highlighted in this series. Viewers learn the stories of some of the worlds biggest criminals, who manage to live a life of freedom despite their criminal history.
2. “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich”
The name Jeffrey Epstein is an infamous one. A convicted sex offender with ties to Hollywood and other notable officials, who some say had a suspicious death while in prison, is the main topic of this documentary series on Netflix. This four episode series is filled with survivor stories, and how Epstein manipulated the young girls with his money and power, and used them as pawns to carry out abuse.
3. “Taken At Birth”
This is a series of every mothers worst nightmare. In three, hour and a half episodes a shocking case from 1997 comes to light. Georgia doctor, Thomas Hicks, illegally sold over 200 babies from behind his clinic. Investigator Jane Blasio alongside Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, work together to reunite the stolen babies with their biological parents. While it may be short, it is entirely worth the watch, as you watch anxiously for DNA results and for families to be reunited. “Taken At Birth” can be streamed on Hulu.
4. “My Strange Addiction”
Premiering on TLC in 2010, the series follows a variety of people with rather dangerous addictions. While not all seasons are featured on Hulu, there are seven, 20 minute episodes perfect for a binge watch. The episodes focus on a wide variety of addictions ranging from pony play, never ending plastic surgeries, using leeches and eating plastic newspaper bags. These dangerous addictions, as dangerous as they may be, are beyond addicting to watch. It is impossible to take your eyes off the screen.
5. “The Most Dangerous Animal of All”
One of the most popular documentary shows on streaming services involve true crime. “The Most Dangerous Animal of All” is the perfect docuseries for true crime and mystery lovers. The four episode, 45 minute season follows a man who is on the search for his biological parents, who always felt lost not knowing where he came from. However, the series takes a dark turn as he complies evidence about his father, who possibly could have been the Zodiac Killer. His fight for the truth does not stop throughout the series and leaves watchers on the edge of their seats. Hulu does not disappoint true crime lovers with the series.
6. “The Dark Side of the Ring”
Originally aired on Vice, and now streaming on Hulu, this is a six episdoe documentary series that delves into a world not normally talked about.”The Dark Side of the Ring” deep dives into the world of professional wrestling and the dark history of the sport. The series focuses on wrestlers such as Bret Hart, who was stripped of his championship that changed the sport forever and Gino Hernandez, who died tragically in a supposed drug-related murder. True crime and sport fans alike will instantly become hooked on this Hulu series.
Time to start watching!
Streaming services have provided viewers with a large range of docuseries options, with a variety of subject matters and genres. While these are just some of the documentary series options you can be watching, these are a great way to start binge watching.
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