I know 2019 haven’t end yet. But if something new pops out for me, I think I can update this list quickly.
I like watching docuseries on different topics. And mostly all of them in very different categories. The list that I write below is mostly a combination of Netflix docuseries (well, almost all of them) but I know there is more than that. I’m a bit lazy and rather than searching, I’m feeding my appetite with what Netflix offers to me. Luckily there are tons of content there and while watching some of them, I’m really having fun. Here is the list!
One Strange Rock (Netflix)
One strange rock is mainly about our blue planet Earth. How and why it exists. And all the creepiest and weirdest way of its existence. With the narrative of Will Smith(I think he will be the new God of documentaries after Morgan Freeman) and beautiful visuals, you will truly be mesmerized. Also you’ll hear from 8 astronauts that spend many days in space. Their experiences, and feelings about our strange rock. I think these are very valuable experiences.
Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix)
Abstract is all about design. But in every way. It varies from costume design to architectural design, from UX design to typeface design. In each episode, one talented person is being examined. Her/his contributions, creations, way of thinking and many more. And also you’ll see how design impacted their lives. I really enjoyed watching every episode of it.
The Great Hack (Netflix)
If you’re in tech or politics, you may heard of Cambridge Analytica and how it impacted the results of 2016 U.S. presidential election. And possibly many other countries’ elections. The Great Hack examines this data company crisis and how data can create devastating affects on every field. I watched from beginning to end with a great excitement.
As a person who have great interest in Machine Learning and AI, I watched AlphaGo documentary with a great interest. The story is about how Deepmind team beat the ancient game of China, Go. There are a lot of efforts to create such an AI. And I really admired them and their passion to find General AI. 100% recommend this documentary to the people who have interest in AI and Machine Learning.
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (Netflix)
Well, everyone knows Bill Gates. Or do we? I think I’m away from Microsoft ecosystem for more than five years. But I was aware of Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and their projects about eradicating Polio disease and reinventing toilet for poor countries. But after watching this 3 part series, I really respect his contributions to the world. From fighting diseases to find better nuclear energy solutions. He is more than Microsoft. I think after he grown older and older, he really found the true meaning of life and pointed his all weapons to fight with the problems of our planet and society.
Rams – A documentary about Dieter Rams (hustwit.com)
Dieter Rams is one of the most influential designers alive. He is mostly known with Braun products. He left his mark on design industry with his over fifty years of career. And also if you love Apple products, you must thank him because he is the man behind Apple’s minimal and clean design philosophy. You can rent or buy this documentary hustwit.com
Explained is a short series of documentaries about many different topics. And the title says it all. It explains a topic in each episode. Episodes are from 15 to 20 minutes long and fun to watch. Episodes are varying from tattoo to extraterrestrial life and from K-pop to cryptocurrencies.
Street Food (Netflix)
Delicious docuseries from around the globe. First season was about Asian street food culture. Really enjoyable episodes and on each of them, you’ll find different tastes. And also how our cultural differences affect our foods. With each episodes you’ll witness the life of a street food master and her/his success.
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