A month ago, so many of us had no idea of what was about to happen and certainly didn’t see it coming.
With all the social distancing I’ve been doing, I find that I might be getting emotionally exhausted by watching Netflix all day.
Did I just say that out loud?
Here’s some background: this emotional exhaustion was not brought on by Netflix disappointing me in any way. It was solely based on the fact that I had seriously upped my binge-watching game in an effort to get away from depressing and scary 24/7 news shows.
And as a result of my newly found desire to practice news distancing too, I’ve watched Netflix far more than I ever thought was possible.
In the last month, I’ve devoured show after show, and to be quite frank, I’ve become somewhat deadened to it all.
But right on cue, Netflix gave us exactly what we needed in this depressing news time. They released the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness on to our TV screens, sort of like a stork delivering a loud, mullet-haired newborn unbelievably dressed in a colorful leopard print onesie.
The hostility between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic was a Netflix gift none of us who’ve watched the show knew we needed. For me, Tiger King was an entertaining train-wreck distraction that I couldn’t look away from.
One good thing did result from watching Tiger King though. I was reminded of another genre of television that I had not fully considered before: documentaries.
So in a way, Tiger King saved my TV watching life.
If you’re looking for a much-needed break from your usual watched series, these documentaries just might be the perfect shows to stream for a news distancing weekend.
9. I Am Bolt
10. Ugly Delicious
I hope these documentaries have helped you fill your weekend binge tv streaming needs. If you know someone looking for something different to watch, be sure to share this article.
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