If you're anything like me, you eat up these Netflix true crime docs like catnip. "Evil Genius" is an easy one to recommend, in part because its brevity works in its favor, but it also shines a glaring light on the kind of mental deterioration that can occur when individuals who view themselves as intellectually superior to the rest of us find themselves facing an empty and isolated existence in their old age.
La casa de papel is not half as good as this true-crime docuseries. There's a pizza bomb man, a prostitute, an old high-school queen, a pedophile, a crack-dealer, a man so in-love with u that would hide dead bodies 4 u. SPOILER: I want to desperately believe Jessica Hoopsick. BUT what about Wells love for scavenger hunts and that crap about black people putting the bomb collar on him? Waiting for that bonus episode.
Interesting enough but a deeper investigation would've made for a more interesting documentary. The fact that it's only 4 episodes seems to point to a lot of missing information, which is disappointing because the whole scenario is ridiculously complex.
Very engrossing at first, but it doesn’t add up to much. The story seems constructed to get around the fact that so much is never answered in any satisfying way. Can someone explain to me the reason for the elaborate scavenger hunt letters?
Lacks the depth of other recent true crime docu-series. It feels stale in its use of traditional true crime tropes (that clunky voice-over). We never really find out why Marjorie is the way she is (that ever so subtle mention of childhood abuse not investigated).