Having a Friends Binge marathon for the millionth time might be all you want to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon, but what about binge watching something that will help you to learn more about the world? With the help of such entertaining documentary series as Making a Murderer, documentaries are becoming more and more popular.
Why is that?
Documentaries are great for shining the light on issues and events in the world around us, that we may not have thought a lot about. Maybe we do think about certain issues and events a lot, but want to know more about them. This is where documentaries become a great tool for learning and entertainment. Nature documentaries such as Life and Planet Earth gave viewers the chance to learn about the incredible world around them without ever leaving their homes. Considering most of us will never be able to travel around the world and experience hundreds of other cultures and ways of life, documentaries are a great way to experience life outside of your own personal bubble.
The new four-part documentary special Cooked highlights how fire, air, water, and earth have shaped people’s ways of cooking for thousands of years. In just four hours, the viewer gets to experience the most intimate details of food, cooking and it effects on the human race from around the world.
Now, doesn’t that sound more interesting than just another Friends re-run?
Food not your thing? Maybe true crime is! Everyone’s watching (or has watched) Making of a Murder. I’ve yet to meet anyone who wasn’t completely captivated by the ten-part series about a man who was falsely convicted of a horrible crime once and who seems to be in that exact same situation again. You also don’t have to limit yourself to just watching documentary series. You can binge watch documentary movies as well on popular sites like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and topdocumentaryfilms.com. Before long, you might find that the once stale documentary genre has a fresh new life inside of it and is your new binge watching pleasure.