tv review

Big crimes, small screen; true crime television series and TV documentaries that recreate and reexamine some of the mystifying and grisliest cases in history.

Nancy D10 days ago
What Happened to the 'Jailbirds' Women After the Show?
To help fans wait for the next Orange is The New Black, Netflix made another original show that features women in jail. This time, it's a documentary. It's called Jailbirds and it has caused quite the...
Melissa Lee19 days ago
Carrying Biracial Guilt Through the Lens of 'When They See Us'
Unless you’ve been living under a pop culture-deprived rock, you’ve probably either heard, watched, or cried along to Netflix’s latest drama miniseries, When They See Us. As the brainchild of Ava DuVe...
Series Review: 'When They See Us'
So... when I saw this dramatic re-telling of the ordeal of the Central Park 5 being advertised on Netflix, I was already pretty sure that it was going to be must-watch television. I was also extremely apprehensive about seeing the events through the eyes of these five kids (now grown men) and being able to emotionally process it all. The case (and the legal and societal issues it brings to the forefront) kind of hits close to home for me as a parent, and as an African-American man. I'd seen the ...
Hannah Elliott2 months ago
True Crime Must Watch
Lately, all the rage on Netflix has been about these True Crime Documentaries. It truly is fascinating to learn why these men and women decided to do such horrible things towards other humans. With so...
Angie Robinson4 months ago
20 Must-See Netflix Crime Documentaries
Hurry up, before Netflix lets them go!
Timothy Kohut4 months ago
10 Documentaries About Dangerous Cults
Call it human nature, nosiness, or just plain fascination—there is something inherently intoxicating about cult documentaries. While they are quite dark in nature, they are nonetheless intriguing; mos...
Paul Levinson4 months ago
Review of 'The Case Against Adnan Syed' 1
The Case Against Adnan Syed debuted last night on HB0, the first in a four-episode documentary about the murder of Hae Min Lee on January 13, 1999, for which Syed was convicted. The podcast Serial in ...
Kayla Triplett5 months ago
Shane Dawson New Series
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Brian Anonymous5 months ago
My Review of 'Bad Blood'
I didn't expect Netflix to have a TV series based on mafia gangsters in Canada. Let's face it, no one really expected it. Usually when we think of mafia crimes, we think of New York, Chicago, and Las ...
'Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes'
Netflix released Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes on January 24, 2019—the 30-year anniversary of Ted Bundy’s execution. I watched the entire show in a night—with only four episodes, it...
Paul Levinson9 months ago
Review of 'Making a Murderer' 2
My wife and I binge-watched the second season of Making a Murderer on Netflix the past few evenings. In an America brought to new levels of injustice and anger and despair courtesy of Trump, and commi...
Brad Howe9 months ago
Chaotic Reviews - 'White Boy Rick'
True crime is a hot commodity and is usually more thrilling than fiction for audiences simply because, well... It actually happened. However, in the past, true crime has often lost its momentum due to...
Matthew Trundle10 months ago
'Rectify' Shows Us the True Difficulty of Readjusting After Harsh and Unfair Government Punishment
SundanceTV’s underseen but incredibly prestigious (metascore of 99 for its stunning final season yet not popular enough to be gratified by the primetime Emmy awards) series Rectify could have easily b...
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Katherine Bullion10 months ago
'American Vandal' Season 2
American Vandal, season two, came out on Netflix last Friday and I watched it all in a day. It was really good. As most fans were, I was worried it wouldn't live up to the first season, and while it d...
KRYSTAL READS10 months ago
'Castle': A Rom-Com Procedural
One show that has stayed with me a few years after ending is the television series Castle starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. While the show has ended much to fans' dismay, I'm happy we had it fo...
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Brian Anonymous10 months ago
My Review of the First Season of 'Sons of Anarchy'
Sons of Anarchy is a story about a family wrapped up in organized crime in a small town. More specifically it’s a biker gang called the Sons of Anarchy. This TV series is based on the character Jax, s...
Kathy Bugajsky10 months ago
'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' Adds Life to Investigating the Dead
The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher is a "lady detective" who solves murders in Australia following World War I. The television series on ABC Australia called Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries began as a se...
Wade Wainioa year ago
Serial Killer Suspect Bruce McArthur, Disposable Man Syndrome, and 'The Kids in the Hall'
Serial killers can be likened to viruses. Whenever they are discovered, they're evidence of something gone wrong. They symbolize a society on the fritz, so to speak They've also always been here, prob...