Tag: True Crime

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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BURIED (TV DOCUMENTARY REVIEW)BURIED (TV DOCUMENTARY REVIEW)

Buried TV Documentary Review

Buried is a 2021 true crime TV documentary series written and directed by Yotam Guendelman and Ari Pines, broadcast on the Showtime channel. The four-part series focuses on the 1989 murder trial of George Franklin. The case was unique for being the first of its kind where principal testimony was based on recovered memory from an eye-witness.

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THE SERPENT EPISODE 4 (REVIEW)THE SERPENT EPISODE 4 (REVIEW)

The Serpent Episode 4

The Serpent Episode 4 is the 4th instalment in this eight-part crime drama miniseries based on the real life murders committed by Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) in the 1970s. Sobhraj was a French thief, fraudster and serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin and his victims were young European backpackers visiting South-East Asia on the so-called ‘hippie trail’.

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THE SERPENT EPISODE 3 (REVIEW)THE SERPENT EPISODE 3 (REVIEW)

The Serpent Episode 3

The Serpent Episode 3 is the third instalment in this eight-part crime drama miniseries based on the real life murders committed by Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) in the 1970s. Sobhraj was a French thief, fraudster and serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin and his victims were young European backpackers visiting South-East Asia on the so-called ‘hippie trail’.

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THE SERPENT EPISODE 2 (TV REVIEW)THE SERPENT EPISODE 2 (TV REVIEW)

The Serpent Episode 2

The Serpent Episode 2 is the 2nd instalment in this eight-part crime drama miniseries based on the real life murders committed by Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) in the 1970s. Sobhraj was a French thief, fraudster and serial killer of Vietnamese and Indian origin and his victims were young European backpackers visiting South-East Asia on the so-called ‘hippie trail’.

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