The picks of this week are not our usual suspects. Rather then the traditional documentaries we usually feature, I decided to choose docs of a different variety. This weeks pick include a “living history” mini-series, a paranormal program, and a bio-pic.
This week I wanted to shed some light on our series, so Klondike: The Quest For Gold seemed like a good choice. It was about this time in July, 125 years ago, when word got ’round that gold had been struck and the Yukon. It wasn’t long until crowds of people flocked to the Yukon with dream of becoming rich. This series demonstrates what those people would of went through by taking a group of modern, every-day Canadians and having them relive the last great gold rush that happened over a century ago.
Another series that is worth mentioning is the Beyond, the breakthrough series in paranormal phenomena. And what better time to highlight this superstitious series then the approaching Friday the 13th! The series covers everything from ghosts, mind control, and reincarnation, to the Da Vinci Code, the Holy Grail, and yes, even Santa!
My last pick, a bio-pic on the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (titled Edvard Munch, naturally) could be considered a narrative film by all means. But it’s surely a film you should watch, considering Munch’s 1893 masterpiece “The Scream” recently sold for $120 million, becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. Not only has Munch’s “The Scream” broken records but it has become an iconic status in pop culture, perhaps most notably for it’s inspiration as the mask worn by the killer in the Scream horror films!
All three picks of the week carry a heavy load of interesting information, so educate yourself and watch some docs!
Jesse Powell, Guest Editor