Netflix documentaries are in their prime right now and they just keep getting better with the release of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness starring Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin in a war against Animal Rights. You will get taken down a rabbit hole of side plots, whacky personalities and drug fuelled gun rage however if you’re like the rest of the world you’ve probably binged watched the entire series already and in dire need of your self-isolation documentary fix.
How to Fix a Drug Scandal
On April 1st Netflix released How to Fix a Drug Scandal, a limited series about the Massachusetts State Police and a crime drug lab chemist Sonja Farak. Farak was arrested for tampering with evidence by consumption. The four-part docuseries follows interviews with attorneys, experts and how it was attempted to be contained and the wrongfully convicted criminals looking for release. Another scandal is unveiled about a woman just six months prior convicted of faking results to impress her superiors. In total an upwards of 20,000 cases were impacted by these chemists. The docuseries is great for those who love a corrupted narrative with twists and turns.
A six one-hour long television series which follows stories of corporate corruption. Season one was released in January 2018 however in March the second season was released. Season one, for example, speaks about the Volkswagen emission scandal and Valeant Pharmaceuticals inflation controversy. The second season moves on to stories such as the Prime Minister of Malaysia and his debt riddled country and Jared Kushner with his dodgy history.
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
In February 2020 Netflix released the true crime six-part miniseries about the 2013 murder and abuse about an eight year old boy Gabriel Fernandez in California. A story so upsetting that the director, Brian Knappenberger, still has a therapist on call due to the disturbing nature of content. The harrowing documentary grips viewers into the gruesome story about how a mother tortured her young son. Not for the faint hearted.
The Innocence Files
On April 15th Netflix are releasing a new limited series called The Innocence Files. The Innocence Files tells the untold stories of eight wrongfully convicted cases that the Innocence Project uncovered and worked to overturn . The documentary speaks about America’s deeply flawed criminal justice system and the families of those wrongfully convicted. With nine-episodes to keep you gripped this is another nail biting series that begs you for more.
The New Carole Baskin Documentary
Talking about the Tiger King himself wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t accuse Carole Baskin of killing her husband.
With no release date set we can be sure Netflix will be working on it as soon as possible after the success of the Tiger King documentary. I’m sure we won’t have to wait too long!