It wasn’t that long ago that watching any documentary required effort. You had to find some art house theatre an hour away. If you were lucky, you might catch something on HBO. Streaming has changed the ballgame for documentaries and documentary series, and Netflix leads the pack.
These first two are docuseries. Both can be watched in one sitting or spread out over two or three nights. Eat the Rich: The Gamestock Saga tells the story of Robinhood and how a few influential social media influencers, along with forums like Wallstreet Bets and Reddit, propelled Gamestock from a deadbeat to a rising star. A few people made a lot of money. A lot more lost money.
The documentary series Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal Earthquake tells the story of the Nepal earthquake and how it affected the people of Nepal, locals in two mountainous regions, and climbers caught on Mout Everest at different elevations. It’s a disaster story. It’s also a rescue story. The cinematography alone is worth your time.
This last documentary Into the Deep: The Submarine Murder Case tells the disturbing story of Danish inventor Peter Madson and the disappearance of journalist Kim Wall. Ms. Wall disappeared under mysterious circumstances after she accepted a ride on Madon’s self-made submarine.
The whole sordid story plays out as another documentary team is working on a story about Madson and his lofty goal of launching himself into space. This film should be required viewing for anyone studying sociopaths.