On My Television

It has been a couple of months since I’ve done a post like this. I have not had any time for documentaries watching lately (plenty of time for trashy television though, always!).

How about you – anything good on your television?

honeyMore Than Honey (2012)

My thoughts: Very interesting. I really learned a whole lot about bees. The part I enjoyed most was the bit about China – the country hardly has any bees left and must do a lot of their own pollination. The footage of people collecting pollen, packaging it up, and selling it to farmers in other areas was fascinating (and scary).

From Wikipedia: More than Honey is a 2012 Swiss documentary film directed by Markus Imhoof about honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.”

KillerKiller Legends (2014)

My thoughts: I was a little hesitant about watching this one. It is by the same guy who did Cropsey and – although that seems to be one people love – I really did not like Cropsey. I would say that Killer Legends suffered from some of the same things Cropsey did (do we really need to be exploring this place in the middle of the night by flashlight?), but I enjoyed it a lot more. Take what I saw with a grain of salt though; this one has a much lower rating than Cropsey on RottenTomatoes.

From IMDB: “Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.”

BransonWe Always Lie To Strangers (2013)

My thoughts: The Netflix description made it sound like this was going to be about the seedy side of Branson, Missouri, so I knew I had to watch it. We live just a few hours away from Branson, so its brand of wholesome country vacation is a staple of our summer. We really aren’t the wholesome country type, but we are the amusement park and delicious southern food type.

The movie didn’t really turn out how I expected. I expected to see nasty backbiting and dirty business deals, but instead got a movie about regular people. That was the other side of Branson – people are people, they aren’t usually always the wholesome image the project, and [gasp!] some of them are even gay. That being said, great movie. I don’t know if you would enjoy it if you don’t know Branson, but recommend it for anyone who has visited.

From WeAlwaysLieToStrangers.com: “Five years in the making, We Always Lie To Strangers is a story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. A remote Ozark Mountain town of just 10,500, Branson hosts more than 7.5 million tourists a year and generates nearly 3 billion dollars in annual tourism revenue.”

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