There has been a huge surge in interest in documentaries in the past couple of years and Netflix has been riding that wave.
Its recent release, “Tiger King”, which has garnered a mass viewership, is but one of many docuseries the streaming giant has produced.
But quantity does not equal quality, so here are some of the best Netflix docuseries that are well worth a watch, from mouth-watering street food to appreciating the wonders of our world.
1. Tiger King
A miniseries based on an American true-crime documentary that follows the life story of zookeeper Joe Exotic and his feud against activist Carole Baskin (owner of Big Cat Rescue).
It dives into the deeply interconnected world of big cat conservationists and collectors in the US.
2. Our Planet
A British nature documentary that looks at the issues surrounding conservation. It shows animals in their natural habitats around the world. The series is narrated by master storyteller Sir David Attenborough, well known for his many nature documentaries.
Unlike other nature documentaries, Our Planet mainly focuses the human impact on the environment and how climate change impacts all living creatures.
A documentary series that explores the relationship between humans and dogs. Each episode explores a different facet of life in which dogs and humans interconnect, which varies from different countries, cultures and people.
4. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
A cooking documentary series featuring American chef, TV host and food writer Samin Nosrat. In this four-episode series, Nosrat shares the importance of the four elements of cooking — salt, fat, acid and heat.
This well-researched series takes an in-depth look at a wide range of topics, such as the e-sport industry, astrology, the racial wealth gap, life expectancy, political correctness, K-pop and many more with interviews, statistics and the history of the topic.
6. Chef’s Table
The first original Netflix documentary series follows six-award winning chefs from all over the world as they share the success and failure of every dish they have made.
A spin-off, “Chef’s Table: France”, has also been released due to the commercial success of the main series, thanks to its engaging storytelling and unique cinematic flair.
7. Street Food
A documentary series that explores the best street food in the world. Each episode covers a specific city such as Bangkok, Delhi, Yogyakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and more.
From the slow-pace shot of street sellers going about their daily business to revealing the chef’s history and struggles to produce the best street food in the country, “Street Food” encompasses much of the story behind the food and lives of the people who make it.
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