Whenever someone is asked what they did during the pandemic lockdowns, a majority points towards Netflix. OTT platforms were true saviors of the day the past year, when people were confined to their homes and were bored out of their wits.
Speaking of Netflix, what’s your poison when it comes to TV shows? Comedy, horror, drama, or thriller – everyone has a different fetish, and the good old red ‘N’ doesn’t disappoint anyone!
The variety of content on Netflix is mind-boggling, and a particular genre that’s been gaining much momentum recently is true crime. Not everyone can crack the code of unsolved mysteries, but once you do, you can’t resist wanting to watch more.
Some of the most-watched true-crime series on Netflix include Tiger King, Conversations with a Killer, Dr. Death, and Serial. If you’re someone who likes tickling the twisted part of your brain, here are a few recommendations. We hope you don’t take pointers though!
Trial By Media
This series throws light on popular court cases from the ‘80s to ‘00s. The show is an eye-opener for many since it shows how the media has a huge impact on the lives of people all over the world. The executive producers of the series include George Clooney, Court TV creator Steven Brill, and longtime CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
The American Murder
This is a true-crime documentary that dives into the 2018 gruesome family murder committed by Chris Watts. The film narrates how Watts took his pregnant wife, Shanann’s life and young daughters Bella and Celeste three years ago and shows the law enforcement recordings, text messages, and home video footage to portray the events that took place.
This show is based on the glamorous murder trial of American novelist, Michael Peterson, which took place after the death of his wife, Kathleen, in 2001. Portraying the fatal incident that took his wife’s life, the show has many twists in it that you might enjoy watching.
Evil Genius is a true-crime documentary series based on the death of Brian Wells and the 2003 incident that’s often referred to as the “collar bomb” case. Directed by Barbara Schroeder, the series explores possible suspects who might have participated in setting Wells up to enter that bank in which the heist, and Wells’ subsequent death, took place.
The Confession Killer
A 2019 American true-crime documentary based on the case of Henry Lee Lucas, The Confession Killer covers the shocking recordings of Lucas who confessed to having committed over 200 murders in the U.S. While you won’t be able to resist detesting the man, the plot twist will hit you in the face when years after his admissions, all his confessions turn out to be lies.
Summing it up
These were just 5 of the whole bag of true-crime shows on Netflix. There are so many more under the same genre that you can explore. After the success of such documentaries on HBO Max and Netflix, true-crime series have become quite a thing. The twists and turns during investigations fascinate viewers and pull them in to watch more and more. Guess we know what you’re doing this weekend!