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Documentaries have been more of an interest to me rather than movies or TV shows.  It’s the real rawness of them that draws me in.  Over the past few months, I’ve watched great documentaries & docuseries that are worth taking the time to check out.  Here are my top picks:

Gunther’s Millions: This Netflix docuseries has a twist on every episode.  This talks about a millionaire dog, yes really a millionaire dog.  This dog so-called inherited a fortune left by his owner and now he is a prized possession.  It turns into a cult-like saga that gets more and more shocking as the episodes go on. 

Full Swing: Golf is something I love and the fact that Netflix put out a docuseries following some of the greatest in the PGA makes it worth the watch.  Throughout the series, you’ll get to know so many of the best in the game like Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, Justin Thomas and so many more.  Netflix also covered the controversial competitor of the PGA, LIV Golf.  It shows an interesting side to the players and the game and how it is evolving.

-Pamela, a Love Story: Pamela Anderson was the original sex symbol to so many with her role in the TV show Baywatch, and being known as Tommy Lee’s wife.  I loved this documentary because you got to know who she was as a person.  You learned of the battles she went through when it came to the rollercoaster relationship she had with Tommy Lee.  Netflix dove deep into her life and showed us how much she has grown as a person.

-The Pez Outlaw: Did you know Pez was not distributed for a long time in the United States?  It was until one man found the next big thing that he started to bring Pez, the candy that wasn’t that great but it was all about collecting the fun dispenser.  The uproar he was getting from one of the Pez company headquarters took a turn and the man became known as the Pez Outlaw for finding ways to smuggle these collectibles into the states.  Netflix took a nostalgic pastime and found out the truth about the start of Pez for the United States. 

-Love, Lizzo: I love Lizzo.  Her music, her confidence and the body positivity that she spreads.  HBO took us into her life from relationships to songwriting.  It showed her struggles and how she has overcome so much.  I will forever be a Lizzo fan and how she makes her life so relatable. 

Hope you enjoy some of these documentaries that made my list.  I never got into documentaries until they started surging on streaming services.  I encourage you to watch them take deeper dives into stories and learn more.  They are quite interesting compared to the regular movie genres out there.   

My name is Katelyn Richardson. I am 29 years old. I am currently attending Central Washington University studying for my Master's in food and sciences to become a nutritionist and later a diabetes educator for kids. I've been personally battling type 1 diabetes since I was six years old. I love being outside, vintage shopping, watching movies, and going to stock car races! I love being a Her Campus Contributor because it gives me a platform to talk about current issues, topics I'm passionate about & real-life relatable experiences.