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.

  • Paul Levinson
    Published 19 days ago
    Review of 'Young Wallander'

    Review of 'Young Wallander'

    Doing a narrative of a younger version of a famed older character is a tricky business. Without going into which ones worked and which ones did not, and why, let's just say that some of them, maybe even most of them, did not.
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published 26 days ago
    The 5 Most Important Moments From Wentworth 8x06, 'Fugitive'

    The 5 Most Important Moments From Wentworth 8x06, 'Fugitive'

    With Joan Ferguson's return to prison imminent, and Ruby Mitchell failing to return from her Day release on time, tensions are running high in Wentworth when episode 8x05, 'Fugitive' begins.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 28 days ago
    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.4

    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.4

    There was no murder in We Hunt Together 1.4. But the build-up to it made for an outstanding episode, since it unveiled and moved forward lots of crucial things.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 30 days ago
    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.3

    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.3

    We learned a lot about our major quarter of characters in We Hunt Together 1.3 on Showtime last Sunday night.
  • Elizabeth Burch-Hudson
    Published about a month ago
    Pegging Your Demons Away

    Pegging Your Demons Away

    The finale episode to the 12-part series of the Michaela Coel powerhouse, “I May Destroy You,” left most of us nauseous, concerned and on the verge of tears the whole thirty minutes – as per usual. A show so well-crafted and incredibly triggering needed to pack a few final punches before leaving us, its viewers, to shiver in fetal position and contemplate our sense of self until the series is *hopefully* renewed.
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published about a month ago
    The 5 Most Important Moments In Wentworth 8x05, 'Fallout'

    The 5 Most Important Moments In Wentworth 8x05, 'Fallout'

    Most of Wentworth's population, on both sides of the bars, are still struggling with Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson's miraculous return from the dead when episode 8x05, 'Fallout' begins.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.2

    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.2

    We Hunt Together 1.2 really upped its game.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.1

    Review of 'We Hunt Together' 1.1

    A different kind of detective show, just on Showtime: We Hunt Together.
  • Jenny Levey
    Published about a month ago
    THE PHARMASIST

    THE PHARMASIST

    After his son's tragic death, a Louisiana pharmacist goes to extremes to expose the rampant corruption behind the opioid addiction crisis. His son: murdered. His town: ravaged by the opioid crisis. This is how one pharmacist fought back.
  • Jenny Levey
    Published about a month ago
    THE KEEPERS

    THE KEEPERS

    The Keepers tells the story of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun living in Baltimore who was abducted and murdered back in the 1960s. The case was never solved, but was linked to a horrific history of sexual abuse by a chaplain called Father Joseph Maskell
  • Kristy Anderson
    Published about a month ago
    The 5 Most Important/Surprising Moments From Wentworth 8x04, 'Revenant'

    The 5 Most Important/Surprising Moments From Wentworth 8x04, 'Revenant'

    After episode three of Wentworth's eighth season focused mostly on the introduction of hacktivist/legacy character Judy Bryant, the fourth episode was truly an ensemble affair, diving back into the season's other major story lines.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'London Kills'

    Review of 'London Kills'

    My wife and I binge-watched another two-season U.K. offering from Acorn TV: London Kills. It's been billed as akin to Criminal Minds and Castle, but, episode for episode (five per-season for this mini-series), I liked it better than either of those fine shows. How's that for praise?