Real stories fuel a 'golden age' of documentaries

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from "Icarus," which won an Oscar for best documentary feature. Once considered more medicinal than entertaining and consigned to high-brow places like PBS, documentaries these days can be found scattered across the film and TV spectrum, as well as online portals like Facebook Watch or YouTube Red and on video streaming apps. (Netflix via AP)

Documentaries these days can be found scattered across the film and TV spectrum, as well as online portals like Facebook Watch or YouTube Red and on video streaming apps like go90

NEW YORK — You're on the couch. It's been a long day. What can you watch?

There's that new CNN documentary series on the pope. Or maybe you're more in the mood for some sinners in "Girls Incarcerated" on Netflix? There are cute critters on Hulu's "March of the Penguins 2" or you could watch former slugger David Ortiz as he figures out his next career step on Fusion.

If you're looking for documentaries these days, they're hard to miss.

Once considered more medicinal than entertaining and consigned to high-brow places like PBS and art house theaters, documentaries these days are scattered across the film and TV spectrum, as well as online portals like Facebook Watch or YouTube Red and on video streaming apps like go90.

Related News

2 Fox News execs named co-presidents, will report to Murdoch

Aug 12, 2016

Rupert Murdoch moves to set up a new management structure at Fox News following Roger Ailes' departure amid sexual harassment allegations

Is NBC's prime-time Olympics due for a change?

Aug 12, 2016

For all the changes media and even Olympics coverage, NBC sticks to a time-honored formula for its prime-time broadcast

After storm halts tribute, A-Rod doubles in Yanks' finale

Aug 13, 2016

His pregame tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees by hitting a tying first-inning double

Hollywood in five is your 5 minutes read of Hollywood news with continual updated coverage.

Contact us: sales@hollywoodinfive.com