Tag: Crime Drama

CANDY PARTS 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PARTS 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Parts 4 – 5 are the final two instalments of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In our previous analysis of Part 1, we indicated that this miniseries had been stripped of all tension and conflict due to the fact that it was a true crime drama and we the audience knew exactly what was coming.

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UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 4 is the fourth part of an 2022 American true crime drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The premise involves a police detective who’s faith is shaken when investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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CANDY PARTS 2 – 3 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PARTS 2 – 3 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Parts 2 - 3 Analysis

Candy Parts 2 – 3 are the second and third instalments of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In our previous analysis of Part 1, we indicated that this miniseries had been stripped of all tension and conflict due to the fact that it was a true crime drama and we the audience knew exactly what was coming.

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CANDY PART 1 (ANALYSIS)CANDY PART 1 (ANALYSIS)

Candy Part 1 is the first instalment of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In the light of the popularity of dramatisations of true crime stories – like The Staircase and The Thing About Pam – we take the opportunity to analyse whether these true crime dramas are worth the time and effort to begin with.

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WE OWN THIS CITY PART 3 (ANALYSIS)WE OWN THIS CITY PART 3 (ANALYSIS)

We Own This City Part 3 is the third instalment of an American true crime drama miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The miniseries was developed and written by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who had previously collaborated on The Wire and Deuce. The premise involves the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) and the corruption surrounding it.

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UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 3 Analysis

Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 3 is the third part of an 2022 American true crime drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The premise involves a police detective who’s faith is shaken when investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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WE OWN THIS CITY PARTS 1 – 2 (ANALYSIS)WE OWN THIS CITY PARTS 1 – 2 (ANALYSIS)

We Own This City Parts 1 - 2 Analysis

We Own This City Parts 1 -2 are the first two instalments of an American true crime drama miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The miniseries was developed and written by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who had previously collaborated on The Wire and Deuce. The premise involves the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) and the corruption surrounding it.

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UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODES 1 – 2 (ANALYSIS)UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN EPISODES 1 – 2 (ANALYSIS)

Under the Banner of Heaven Ep 1 - 2 Analysis

Under the Banner of Heaven Episodes 1 – 2 are the first two parts of an 2022 American true crime drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer. The premise involves a police detective who’s faith is shaken when investigating the murder of a Mormon mother and her baby daughter that seems to involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

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TOKYO VICE EPISODES 6 – 7 (ANALYSIS)TOKYO VICE EPISODES 6 – 7 (ANALYSIS)

Tokyo Vice Episodes 6-7 Analysis

Tokyo Vice Episodes 6 – 7 are the 6th and 7th instalments of a crime drama created by J.T. Rogers based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jake Adelstein. The series is set in 1999, as American student Jake Adelstein becomes the first foreign-born journalist in Japan and starts at the very bottom at the Meicho Shimbun newspaper covering the Tokyo police beat.

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TOKYO VICE EPISODES 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)TOKYO VICE EPISODES 4 – 5 (ANALYSIS)

Tokyo Vice Episodes 4 - 5

Tokyo Vice Episodes 4 – 5 are the 4th and 5th instalments of a crime drama created by J.T. Rogers based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jake Adelstein. The series is set in 1999, as American student Jake Adelstein becomes the first foreign-born journalist in Japan and starts at the very bottom at the Meicho Shimbun newspaper covering the Tokyo police beat.

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TOKYO VICE EPISODES 1 – 3 (ANALYSIS)TOKYO VICE EPISODES 1 – 3 (ANALYSIS)

Tokyo Vice Episodes 1 -3 are the first three instalments of a crime drama created by J.T. Rogers based on the 2009 book of the same name by Jake Adelstein. The series is set in 1999, as American student Jake Adelstein becomes the first foreign-born journalist in Japan and starts at the very bottom at the Meicho Shimbun newspaper covering the Tokyo police beat.

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Reacher Season 1 (TV Review)Reacher Season 1 (TV Review)

Reacher Season 1 (TV Review)

Reacher Season 1 is the first season of an American crime thriller streaming television series based on the Jack Reacher book series by Lee Child. The eight-episode first season, based on Killing Floor, Child’s 1997 debut novel, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The premise of this first season is as follows – titular character Jack Reacher, a former U.S. Army military policeman, visits the fictional rural town of Margrave, Georgia and quickly becomes embroiled in a clash with the criminal conspiracy that killed his brother.

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HOUSE OF GUCCI (MOVIE REVIEW)HOUSE OF GUCCI (MOVIE REVIEW)

House of Gucci Movie Review

House of Gucci is a 2021 American biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. The story revolves around the shocking true story of the Gucci family feud that costs them the control of their prestigious fashion business.

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THE RESPONDER TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)THE RESPONDER TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)

The Responder TV Miniseries Review

The Responder is a British police procedural crime drama series set in Liverpool, written by former Liverpool police officer Tony Schumacher. This 5-part miniseries revolves around Chris Carson (Martin Freeman) — a crisis-stricken, morally compromised first-responder tackles a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool, while trying to keep his head above water personally and professionally.

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