6 Netflix documentaries to watch if you like Tiger King

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2. Wormwood

Wormwood, directed by noted documentarian Errol Morris, follows the mysterious 1953 death of American biological warfare scientist with the CIA, Frank Olson. Olson’s son Eric has been investigating his father’s death for over 60 years. The series, which uses a lot of dramatic reenactments with Peter Sarsgaard as Frank Olson, tries to untangle the circumstances around Olson’s death.

Oh boy, there were certainly mysterious circumstances surrounding Olson’s death. Olson plunged to his death from a window of a New York hotel room. Originally, it was labeled as a suicide, but could be a cover-up for a murder. More shockingly, Olson was part of a CIA program known as MKUltra, which was the CIA’s mind control program. Nine days before his death, his supervisor covertly dosed Olson with LSD as part of the project.

The documentary follows as Eric as he tries to get closure for the death of his father and answers to his questions. The six-episode docuseries is fascinating and gripping with Eric Olson and his search for the truth being something that anyone would latch onto. In addition to the human element, Wormwood is also insanely stylish to watch with some truly great performances from those involved in the reenactments.

Plus those with any interest into the mysterious programs of the CIA, especially Project MKUltra, must make Wormwood a series to watch. People should really be talking about it a lot more than they are.