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Binge Worthy Shows To Stream This Weekend

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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.

1. Amy

 

2. Icarus / Cheating the Olympics

 

3. 20 Feet From Stardom

 

4. Searching for Sugarman

 

5. Undefeated

 

6. I Am A Killer

 

7. Murder Mountain

 

8. The Dawn Wall

 

9. I Am Bolt

 

10. Ugly Delicious

 

11. Absurd Planet  (Brand New! Bonus Series)

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.

Which one of these documentaries was your favorite? Let us know in a comment below!

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17 Comments

  1. Dawn Wall looks so good – love watching shows on rock climbing! Might have to quere some of these up!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Some of these are already on my watch list but some I haven’t heard and look interesting. I’ll have to add them to watch during our extra month of staying home…

  3. Besides tiger king (am I the only one who hasn’t seen it?), I haven’t heard of any of these. I feel like I have no shows right now, so I’ll have to keep these in mind the next time I watch tv.

    1. My goal was to offer award winning documentaries that may be a bit off the beaten path, so to speak, while having a wide variety of interest. I hope you find something to watch. 🙂

  4. Never heard of any of these. Good to know at this time. Documentaries are something me and my hubby can usually agree on. I will have to mention these to him.

  5. Great show options. I haven’t watched a single one of those yet but a lot of them look like things I would enjoy so I’ll have to go check them out.

  6. Thank you for the ideas! We don’t want much tv but when we do, we watch documentaries or the like. I like the Absurd Planet & I bet my kids would think it’s really cool, too!

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