Netflix Documentaries (That Will Make You Too Angry To Chill)
The best documentaries go beyond just teaching you something you didn't know before; they also make you feel something. Among all the available emotions, my favorite is anger, so it's only natural that my preferred brand of documentary is the kind that makes you mad. (click for full) http://goo.gl/dwxqtQ
- •Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL?If you're curious as to what Trump's track record is like when it comes to running things with the words "United States" in their name, let this documentary be your guide.
- •The ImposterThe Imposter tells the story of a man with an extremely weird obsession. To put it as plainly as possible, he enjoyed tracking down parents who'd reported a missing child and then he would claim to be that missing child.
- •The Galapagos AffairAt one point, an elderly woman shows up with a harem of young lovers and declares herself "Empress of Floreana." Shockingly, she's not even the craziest person on the island -- a fact that becomes overwhelmingly obvious when she does turn out to be one of the most probably-murdered people on the island. Two people go missing, actually. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but when the entire population of your island is less than 20, it's a pretty big deal.
- •The Central Park FiveWhy would an innocent person confess to something they didn't do? Well, it's because they get talked into it. Coerced confessions are the lifeblood that keeps the "Holy shit, let's try to get this innocent person out of prison" industry booming. They are the entire reason the state of Illinois abolished the death penalty (more on that later). They are literally why documentaries like The Central Park Five exist.
- •A Murder In The ParkRemember when I mentioned Illinois abolishing the death penalty in the last entry? A Murder In The Park is why I brought it up. The Chicago PD's longstanding policy of coercing (sometimes with words, sometimes worse) false confessions out of people brought the state a lot of unfortunate attention. The case at the center of A Murder In The Park is the one that finally tipped the scales and prompted then-Governor George Ryan to end the death penalty once and for all in Illinois.