5 Reasons To Watch History 101 season 2 on Netflix

August 22, 2022
Miguel Fernández 0
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This article discusses 5 reasons to watch the series History 101 season 2 on Netflix.

The oddly-named History 101 Netflix documentary series is coming back for a second season on August 25. Following the first season, season 2 will explore various topics ranging from scientific breakthroughs to social movements or world-changing discoveries that happened in the 20th and 21st centuries (despite the series title). These topics, as revealed by the trailer that is currently available on Netflix, include the GPS, the MP3, dating apps, laser technology, credit cards, and more. Here are five reasons why you might want to check out its second season.

5 Reasons To Watch History 101 season 2 on Netflix

Reason 1: Learning something new

This reason may sound a bit pretentious to some, but really, who wouldn’t like to learn something new? Pretty much every single episode of History 101 contains at least something you didn’t know about before hitting Play. Learning a new perspective on a topic you may or may not be familiar with is one of the fundamental reasons why audiences all around the world watch documentaries. History 101 is the pure embodiment of that, with highly processed content to teach audiences something new, without making them feel like they’re at school.

Reason 2: It’s for the entire family

History 101 combines archival footage with self-made infographics that are engaging and easy to understand. The wide range of topics it covers, from plastics to the MP3, and the way they are presented, makes it easy for both the little ones in the house to the older ones to get something new from each episode. The writing is accessible to everyone, and as we’ll discuss, there is no need for any previous knowledge of the topic of each episode.

Reason 3: It’s self-contained

This plays into the previous reason, but it’s big enough to stand on its own. While we may all be familiar with what a plastic bag is, or a dating app, the way the episodes of History 101 are written does not require any previous knowledge of the topics they are covering. Even if you know what a plastic bag is, do you know how plastic is created, or where it comes from? These are key points to the season 1 episode on this matter, and since season 2 is following the same model, it will also apply. We all know what a credit card is, but how much is there that we don’t know about their inception? The show will tell us when it comes out.

Reson 4: Easily digestible

Unlike other docuseries out there, the episodes of History 101 are also very accessible due in part to their length. Whether it’s The Last Dance with hour-long episodes or even Prehistoric Planet with 40-minute episodes, the market is populated with lengthy series that may feel overwhelming at times. Meanwhile, an episode of History 101 clocks in just around 20 minutes. This makes for a digestible watch if have a few minutes to kill, during breakfast, or even before going to sleep.

Reason 5: Season 1 is not required

Given the format we’ve been discussing, each episode stands on its own and does not depend on the rest. For that reason, you can also skip season 1 if you are interested in an episode of the second season, and your viewing experience will not hurt from it. You can even skip episodes of season 2 and watch just the one you are interested in. It’s almost like watching a YouTube video but with more money behind it than the average content there.

If any of these reasons were sufficient to get you on board, you’ll be able to watch the second season of History 101 on Netflix starting August 25, 2022.

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