It’s a relatively slow Wednesday night of television, but if you love provocative documentaries, you’re in luck, as our rec’s for the day both fit that bill–one focusing on murder and mystery, the other on sex and profit.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel [Netflix]
A real-life American horror story has played out over the years at L.A.’s Cecil Hotel. This docu-series looks at one particular mystery that has set social media a-flutter–the disappearance of Elisa Lam. With vox pops and quick cuts, this true crime doc is instant intrigue.
OnlyFans: Selling Sexy [Hulu]
No matter what you think of the site OnlyFans–does it exploit the women who use it, possibly giving stalkers and other creeps more ways to terrorize or is it a way for models to seize the means of production? You will prob learn a thing or two from the new Hulu doc profiling the popular internet hub.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- It’s a drug-fueled farce as a pair of unrepentant French hedonists go out and about in the world and, of course, get into wacky trouble in their Netflix debut The Misadventures of Hedi & Cokeman.
- The scene is only slightly less weird back in the U.S.A. at Riverdale High. In the long-awaited 80th chapter, after a 7-year time jump, Archie returns to town only to find Hiram Lodge holding court. It’s Riverdale on The CW.
- Tough as Nails, the reality competition for people who are exceptional at traditional adulting returns for a second season on CBS.
- The versatile Robin Roberts hosts the celebration of some true WWII heroes in the History Channel’s Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage.