In a time where Documentaries dominate TV Culture, Netflix is quick to release new series based on the truth. One of it’s newest series, Dirty Money, has a journalistic approach to exploring themes of corruption that have become so prominent in the political and social scene.
The series was produced by Jigsaw Productions, a company well versed in the documentary arena since 1978. JigSaw Productions aims to release ”well-told, insightful, scrupulously researched, and visually poignant stories, which ignite and engage our curiosity,” (JigSaw Productions). This goal seems to be shared across the documentary making business, as this way of storytelling is captivating movie-goers and Netflix-bingers alike.
Adaptation documentaries, such as “The People Versus OJ,” “Casting JonBenét” and even feature films such as “I, Tonya” dominated the television and film scene in 2017 and will likely continue to do so in 2018. Documentaries have become more gripping, dramatic retellings of well-known stories recently and hook a curious audience in the process.
Dirty Money intends to do just that—dramatize well-known money scandals and give an audience a new lens into the corrupt nature of the world. Modern day audiences are gripped by anything regarding the “truth”, a fact that Dirty Money utilizes to its advantage with its blend of past and modern scandals that lead us to understand they money scheme that goes on behind closed doors.
With episodes featuring stories about Donald Trump, Volkswagen, and even a Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, Dirty Money brings a viewer into a world that reveals new secrets about money and America.
Watch the trailer here:
Sources: Netflix and JigSaw Productions