4 Crime Documentaries That Will Make You Lose Your Faith In Humanity

4 Crime Documentaries That Will Make You Lose Your Faith In Humanity

If you're struggling to find something to watch, or are just looking to lose your faith in humanity, then this article is for you.

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Documentaries are usually seen by younger generations as boring, cold, and simply unsatisfying to watch. People have this misconception that documentaries are little more than those academic films we'd watch in math, science, and history class, but they couldn't be any more wrong! "Documentaries" encompass a myriad of subjects, and as such can be filmed for a plethora of reasons!

There are factual, informative ones more akin to something you'd see on National Geographic or the History Channel, but there's also investigative journalism that creates documentaries centered around uncovering the truth and revealing hidden villains.

After a week of Netflix binging, I now present you with the best documentaries I've found on Netflix.

1. "The Staircase"

In short, this documentary, which is broken up into several 50-minute episodes, follows the case of Mr. Michael Iver Peterson, a man accused of beating his wife to death. Throughout the documentary, you get to witness the ups and downs of Mr. Peterson's trials and tribulations. Without giving anything away, it's a roller coaster.

2. "Betting on Zero"

Not everyone frequents /r/antiMLM, but even my grandmother, who was entirely disinterested in watching ANY kind of documentary, found herself enthralled. It essentially exposes Herbalife for being a Pyramid Scheme, which I hope is a term you've heard at least once in your life. Bill Ackman, a hedge fund manager, does his best to expose Herbalife for the scam it is and the lives it has destroyed. It's truly heart-wrenching. While criminal charges are firmly charged against Herbalife are never seen through, pyramid schemes are a highly illegal business platform that you should really inform yourself of.

3. "Making a Murderer"

Out of any of these, you would've seen, I imagine that this would be the one you have seen. Unlike "The Staircase," this crime documentary follows the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully charged with rape in the mid-1980s. For 18 years, Mr. Avery sat inside prison, away from his wife, children, family, and friends. The DNA evidence that found the true rapist not only freed Mr. Avery, but it also helped prove that the county that had DELIBERATELY ignored better, more likely suspects in order to prosecute Avery. Two years after his release, he is once again charged of a criminal crime: the rape and murder of a woman named Teresa Halbach. This documentary really shook my previously steeled trust of Justice.

4. "The Witness"

"The Witness" is a breath of fresh air compared to the other crime documentaries on this list. In this one, the story is centered around the murder of a woman named Kitty Genovese, a woman who, reportedly, was beaten, raped, and murdered in front of 30 plus witnesses, all of whom did nothing to help her. Well, really it's about her brother, Bill Genovese, who has spent years trying to seek the truth surrounding her murder. It gives a lot of insight into just how devastating losing a loved one can be, and how it can really rearrange someone's life.

As I write this I become more and more convinced that I just have an addiction to crime documentaries. Hopefully, you decide to give at least one of these documentaries a chance. They're incredibly riveting and have brought me hours of entertainment. I highly recommend that you binge with a friend or family member because the content within these documentaries is juicy and so fun to discuss with others.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...

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It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top

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It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives

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There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming

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What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen

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"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 

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Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 

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It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready

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At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 

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Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table

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But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 

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There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 

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It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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