The Up Series, or The Latest Thing I Am Obsessed With That is Available on Netflix

Have you heard of The Up Series? I had not but came across it on Netflix and then spent the next two days learning way too much about 14 random English people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds!

In short, the Up Series is a bunch of documentaries directed by Michael Apted that follows the same group of ordinary English schoolchildren, checking in with them every seven years (at age 7, 14, 21, 28, and so on). The latest, 56 Up, came out last year, but we first meet the group in 1964, when they are seven years old and, as later episodes confirm, at peak candor and charm.