Thanks to Lauren Duca at the Huffington Post for providing us with countless hours of true crime dramas available on Netflix.
In her article, 10 True Crime Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix, Duca lists important and acclaimed documentaries that have investigated or contemplated crime. The ones I have seen on the list are encouraging and my expectations are high for those I haven’t.
My only complaint about the article, and this is directed toward any entertainment journalist looking to entice readers, is the constant comparisons to Serial; as though Serial was the first unsolved criminal case ever to publicly tap into voyeuristic tendencies. The list is compelling enough on its own.
However, it’s a small complaint considering that without such comparisons I might not have been introduced to The Jinx which I am now clamouring to find; and not because I was a fan of Serial (though I was) but because Crime Dramas (fictitious or otherwise) make up some of my favourite storytelling.
Here’s a quick look at some highlights from Duca’s list, including The Jinx: