Ben Schnetzer | Sous influence Saison 1 | Toàn Cơ Từ – Chap 6.4

Documentary & Biography TV Shows


About Documentary & Biography

The purpose of a TV documentary, as is probably obvious from the genre's name, is to document something. Documentaries are non-fiction programs that examine a subject closely, and the intent of the program may be broadly educational, or it may attempt to make a cultural or political point. Although the earliest TV programming was focused on entertainment, documentaries quickly became a significant part of TV programming overall, and now some of the most popular TV networks concentrate almost exclusively on non-fiction programs.

Documentary TV programming comes in a number of forms. Stand-alone documentary films explore one subject in depth in a single film or in a short series of episodes, while documentary series often look at a different subject in each episode, with no direct connection between the subjects from episode to episode. News-magazine-style shows may group multiple segments within each episode; the segments typically focus on unrelated subjects. Other types of documentary series-crime and paranormal series are currently popular-explore a different specific subject in each episode, but all of the subjects conform to the overall theme of the series.

Biography is a sub-genre of documentary programming that tells the story of a particular individual. Historical figures, political leaders, entertainers, sports figures and other celebrities are, of course, the most popular subjects of TV biographies, and biographical documentaries are consistently popular with TV viewers. In recent years, the series "Biography" was one of the most successful productions on the A&E cable network-so much so that the network spun the series off into its own channel, The Biography Channel, which debuted in 1999.

Much of the programming that fits into the reality TV genre could also fit fairly comfortably into the documentary genre. Reality series that follow characters as they engage in specific occupations or live in unusual contexts educate viewers about those occupations and lifestyles at the same time that they entertain-although the main goal of these series is entertainment, and factual accuracy may suffer as a consequence.

About This Genre
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Polyamory: Married and Dating
Unexpected
Unexpected
The New Edition Story
The New Edition Story
Ghost Adventures
Ghost Adventures
Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Active Shooter: America Under Fire
Below Deck Mediterranean
Below Deck Mediterranean
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Snapped
Snapped
1000 Ways to Die
1000 Ways to Die
Diesel Brothers
Diesel Brothers
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Being Serena
Being Serena
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
30 For 30
30 For 30
Ghost Hunters
Ghost Hunters
Intervention
Intervention
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Forensic Files
Forensic Files
Dateline
Dateline
Disappeared
Disappeared
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
20/20
20/20
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour
I Survived
I Survived
A Season With
A Season With
Beyond Scared Straight
Beyond Scared Straight
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
American Gangster
American Gangster
The Staircase
The Staircase
Black Love
Black Love
Nightline
Nightline
Locked Up Abroad
Locked Up Abroad
I Shouldn't Be Alive
I Shouldn't Be Alive
Hunting Hitler
Hunting Hitler
Dead North
Dead North
Behind Bars: Rookie Year
Behind Bars: Rookie Year
Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
Who Killed Tupac?
Who Killed Tupac?
Harley and the Davidsons
Harley and the Davidsons
Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs
48 Hours Mystery
48 Hours Mystery
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar
Evil Twins
Evil Twins
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Destination Truth
Destination Truth
Mayday
Mayday
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works
How It's Made
How It's Made
America The Story of Us
America The Story of Us
Drain the Oceans
Drain the Oceans
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient Civilizations
River Monsters
River Monsters
Forbidden History
Forbidden History
Shark Week
Shark Week
Secrets
Secrets
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
The Skinny Dip
The Skinny Dip
American Masters
American Masters
Flipping Virgins
Flipping Virgins
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Paranormal State
Paranormal State
Evil Genius
Evil Genius
Crime 360
Crime 360
Cold Case Files
Cold Case Files
The FBI Files
The FBI Files
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Killing Season
The Killing Season
The Perfect Murder
The Perfect Murder
Frontline
Frontline
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
Good Eats
Good Eats
Survivorman
Survivorman
I AM A KILLER
I AM A KILLER
Hustle & Soul
Hustle & Soul
Killing Fields
Killing Fields
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
See No Evil
See No Evil
The Last Defense
The Last Defense
American Gypsies
American Gypsies
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Lawless Oceans
Lawless Oceans
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Lore
Lore
The War: A Ken Burns Film
The War: A Ken Burns Film
Chasing Classic Cars
Chasing Classic Cars
MARS
MARS
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
What on Earth?
What on Earth?