Things to do while Social Distancing #Day2; Binge on a top-rated, Netflix Original.
Today feels like a true-story, improve-my-knowledge-kinda-day, so we think docu-series are the way to go.
So we chose two of our favourite Netflix originals, highly controversial with inflammable storytelling, involving a spatter of religious eccentricity and conspiracy meanderings.
Just perfect for a pandemic.
Are you ready?
“Wild, Wild Country.”
When a controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, it causes a massive conflict with local ranchers. This docuseries chronicles the conflict, which leads to the first bioterror attack in the United States and a massive case of illegal wiretapping. It is a pivotal, but largely forgotten, time in American cultural history that tested the country’s tolerance for the separation of church and state. Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass serve as executive producers on the series.
*Starring: Rajneesh; Ma Anand Sheela; Jane Stork; Philip Toelkes; Laura Eisen
*No. of episodes: 6 (list of episodes)
*Directors: Maclain Way, Chapman Way
*Awards: Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
*Executive producers: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Josh Braun, Dan Braun
“When They See Us.”
The series is based on events of the April 19, 1989, Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were prosecuted on charges related to the sexual assault of a female victim, and of their families.
*Program creator: Ava DuVernay
*First episode date: May 31, 2019
That’s it. If you binge responsibly, this should probably keep you indoors for all of today.