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13/02/19 | Gareth Cook

CRMC's Top 3 Netflix Documentaries of February 2019

It's officially Netflix binge watching season. Christmas has come and gone, yet the days remain short and the darkness long. Bank accounts are barren and even those with some extra pocket change choose to remain indoors from fear the fear of winters cold hand. Yes folks, its the season to build a sofa fort, grab the snacks and hunker down with some quality Netflixage.

When we're not designing new ranges of our alternative clothing we like to keep up with all the latest documentaries on Netflix. Fans of the brand will know that we love a good dose of conspiracy and murder - incorporating a lot of these themes into our clothing designs. So we thought we'd share with you the documentaries that have been keeping us glued to our screens this February.

Featuring never-before-surfaced, recorded interviews with Ted Bundy, Netflix's "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" explores the way the infamous serial killer used his characteristics—charm, good looks and intellect—to his advantage, allowing him to "hide in plain sight" as he killed over 30 woman across the US over several years, before being captured in 1978. Perhaps not as intriguing or theatrical as say Dahmer or Gacy, there is no doubt that if murder was an Olympic sport, Bundy would be somewhere on that winners podium on account of volume. 

Ja Rule? Check. The complete and utter ruining of a smug, arrogant prick? Check. Bizarre sexual blackmail? Check. Blink 182......ah, em. You're in safe hands with Netflix's new doc "Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened". Buckle in, sit back and prepare to be astonished by the sheer audacity of one man and his quest to put on "The Greatest Party" ever....LOL.

This one actually took us by surprise. As avid music fans, we will watch anything that is music related on Netflix. Although unaware of Sam Cooke (ashamedly) prior to watching the documentary of his life, his story left us in awe. Sam Cooke was the most influential black musician of the Civil Rights Movement, advocating for the rights of black musicians. The documentary details his life from his early days, to breaking through as the US's top black recording artist and performer of the 50's - early 60's.  Cooke was 33 when in 1964 he was shot and murdered. An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding his shooting death include theories that he had been robbed and "trick-rolled' by a woman, later revealed to be a prostitute. But many believe this to be a cover story for a larger, more darker picture. These were dark dark days for black people in the US, especially those with a voice and a platform to fight back from. Did the music industry want him dead?

Article written by Gareth Cook

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