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    • I don't know how I'll ever be able to keep up with your suggestions, itipmyhattoyou. That Lorena Bobbitt doc is 4 episodes, 4 hours. Every now and then I get sucked into a long one like Making a Murderer (I stayed up all night binge watching season 1).

      Not long ago we were talking about how millennials wanted shorter content and TV was dying. Oh my God it went exactly the other way, no?

      Btw, the Lorena Bobbitt doc didn't seem like my thing, too much daytime soap for me, but I played the first few minutes to get an impression and whoa do they draw you in fast. The first mystery is how did they find his penis and it keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch the detectives try to figure it out.

    • One of my favourite documentary.

      It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity.

    • Hahaha. Thankfully it's not a competition. I used to have an app to keep track of all of the shows I was watching/waiting for the new season. (The app is called TV Addict.) I had some 200 shows I was watching. Since getting married, it has dropped significantly. I think I've always been someone who kept both eyes on Pop Culture and Cinema. It comes from working at a Video Store where I was allowed to watch non-stop movies and eventually watched everything they had and would then go to the Library to find more movies to watch. It was a film education, for sure, before going to film school.

    • Drug$ (2018)

      Documentary on one of the controversial topic. Unpacks the mystery of modern medicine's skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.

    • Speaking of Elizabeth Holmes, have you listened to the podcast, The Dropout? All about her and Theranos. Very interesting. I will definitely want to see the documentary.

    • Here's one that comes out tonight on HBO. I don't know why I'm so drawn to documentaries like this one that involve trials, but I must watch.

    • Okay, I watched episode 1. For HBO, you have to wait a week for each new episode.

      It reminds me of my favorite documentary, The Thin Blue Line. It's so crazy that when you have someone who knows he's innocent, he doesn't try hard on his trial. I don't know why I watch these; they are so painful for everyone involved and who knows if we incarcerate the right person? The prosecutors are elected, so they need to deliver convictions to the public, the victim's family demands justice, but what if you just don't know?

    • This is one of the best documentaries I've ever watched and perfect for right now:

      Deeyah Kahn is a Muslim woman who grew up in Norway and faced the anti-immigration sentiment there. She took her camera to the darkest corners of the alt right and met them, interviewed them, listened with respect, and I think came away understanding them.