I don’t usually advertise Youtube channels. Actually, I really wish that there would be a serious alternative to Google’s video hosting service, since getting rid of Google was one of the best moves I’ve ever done. However, there are some really interesting channels out there.
If, like us, you’re a huge 80s fan, you should really watch Weird History‘s Timeline. They’ve released 10 episodes, one for each year, about the best decade mankind has ever known and they’ve already announced the future release of a Timeline dedicated to the 90s.
Even if it doesn’t pack absolutely all that I love about the 80s, it does an excellent job at bringing back great memories, I even learned a few things. I just would have wished for a bit more pop culture and less American sports.
One of our most favourite things to watch during our Sunday lunchtimes are documentaries. Whether it’s about a serial killer, Bigfoot, or doomsday preppers, all is welcome as long as it keeps us interested.
At the beginning of the quarantine a new docuseries, “Tiger King”, was released on netflix. Everybody and his mother seemed to be pretty hyped about it so it only seemed natural to watch the show from the beginning to the end. What seemed to be a fun thing to watch in the first episode, gradually became a drag. Joe Exotic went from a funny loose cannon with a mullet to an absolute train wreck of a person. I honestly never thought that something like that existed in this world. Anyway, I admit that I only watched the entire show to be up to date with the hype, but to be entirely honest, I could have lived without it.
Add to this basket over hyped shows like “Making a Murderer”, “The Staircase”,… which I found not only boring, but also extremely depressing. I even quit watching these in the middle not caring about the end.
Unlike the previously mentioned basket cases, there are also riveting documentaries that were compelling to watch, and that brought a tear to my eyes when it ended. “Don’t Fuck with Cats”, “The Bigfoot Files”, “Evil Genious”,… All these were excellent.
“Bigfoot Files” was a complete other type of documentary, but was interesting, and at times even made me roll on the floor of laughter. Some scenes were so ridiculous, it was funny. Yet a part of me desperately wanted to know if they found actual clues on whether Bigfoot really exists or not. Spoiler alert: they haven’t. I guess that the mysterious creature will remain a myth after all.
In the entire haystack of serial killer docuseries, my favourite is “Don’t Fuck with Cats”. The story of Luka Magnotta was both disturbing and interesting, and kept me glued in front of my screen till the end. I loved the way they build up the suspense in each episode. Still now I wonder who the real monster in this story was, Luka, a victim of modern society, or the people on social media that seem to have given him a push into the direction he took. Regardless, an excellent story which is hard to top, and my favourite of all serial killer stories.
From Sasquatch to serial killers, our week-end lunchtimes are dedicated to documentaries. A few weeks ago, we watched the infamous show about the guy who went from killing kittens to killing people online.
The documentary is very well done, it unveils the entire story of an internet killer in a TV show fashion, building up a suspense that makes you wanna watch the next episode.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I really advise you to do so before reading what comes next, because it contains spoilers.
While there was a lot of WTF moments in the show, I couldn’t help but feeling sorry for Luka. He’s a pure product of modern society. Singled out from his youth, brainwashed by TV in a world where fame is all, his barriers between good and evil completely blurred out until he lived in a movie of his own.
On the other side, you have a bunch of no-lifers, thrill seekers who dedicated their time hunting him down. You see them crying when they watch Luka’s videos but they wake up in the middle of the night to watch them, out of a morbid curiosity that’s probably their only source of emotions.
I don’t know who is worse in the story, Luka because he armed pets and people or them because they enabled him.
Anyway, Luka went down, but he did it in style while the internet police only looked like lonely and sad people.