Category Archives: True Crime TV

25 Crime Shows on Netflix That Will Have You Playing Detective

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Case of Adnan Syed, but until that docuseries arrives on HBO, we are turning our attention to Netflix to satiate our true crime obsession. From true crime stories to British detective shows, we can’t get enough of this twisted genre. If you recently watched Evil Genius or Safe, and you’re ready for more crime TV shows, these 25 options will deliver.

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The Folks Behind ‘Phoebe’s Fall’ Have A New True Crime Podcast On The Way

If you’re into Australian true crime podcasts, you’ve almost definitely had a listen to Phoebe’s Fall. The podcast followed the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who fell to her death via a garbage compactor in an apartment building back in 2010.

Now, the folks behind the incredible podcast (which actually led to the Victorian Government reforming the Coroner’s Act in June this year) are back with new true crime podcast Wrong Skin, which follows the disappearance of Indigenous couple Julie Buck and Richard Milgin in 1994.

Julie Buck photographed as a child. Credit: Sydney Morning Herald.

Julie and Richard vanished from the remote Aboriginal community of Looma in the Kimberley region of WA, and the podcast is helmed by Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter Richard Baker.

Credit: Sydney Morning Herald

“What started with a phone call, has opened

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Lucy Hale’s Self-Care Routine Includes Facials, True Crime TV and Plenty of Ranch Dressing

The most refreshing thing about today’s batch of twentysomething famous folks is that a rather large amount of them aren’t afraid to simply speak up. Whether it’s concerning the pressures that come with navigating the world of social media, getting real about body image, or highlighting social issues that concern us all, they do a pretty good job of reminding us that, in the end, we’re all dealing with the same stuff every day and having fame doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. Lucy Hale certainly falls into this category.

Since saying goodbye to Pretty Little Liars, the Degree spokeswoman has continued to use her platform to talk about the kind of things we should all be paying more attention to, including self-care. Ahead, in her own words, the 29-year-old shares all of the things she depends on to keep herself sane amidst a busy schedule.

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A 71-year-old man tied a gun to a weather balloon to fake his own murder, police say

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department’s first homicide investigation of 2018 opened in late January — rather early in the year, considering that Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is basically a live-in golf course of 50,000 people, where the annual murder count rarely cracks one.

The case proceeded by the books, at first.

Victim: Alan J. Abrahamson. A well-liked man, by the accounts of friends and family. Ostensibly happy, according to the same.

“Alan was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling and had a zest for life,” per his obituary in the Palm Beach Post. “He woke up each morning with a smile on his face and was adored by all.”

Abrahamson lived in a $900,000 house, inside the gates of an opulent country club, within walking distance to the ocean and whatever amenities a 71-year-old man might avail himself of. He owned the house with his wife, Linda (“soul mates,” as a family friend put

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April Tinsley case to get new national TV airing

The true crime show “On the Case with Paula Zahn” will detail the 1988 kidnapping and slaying of an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl on Sunday, and investigators hope it’s the key to finally solving the case. 

“I’ve heard that so many times,” Janet Tinsley said. “I’m hoping.”

Tinsley’s daughter April left the family’s home on the city’s south side on April 1, 1988, and never returned. The girl’s body was found by a jogger three days later in a DeKalb County ditch. She had been sexually assaulted and suffocated.

The aged case hasn’t been forgotten by investigators or local residents. Neither has it been forgotten by national media, which have featured the case on shows including the defunct “America’s Most Wanted.”

April’s slaying will again be featured at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery. It will be at least the third time the case has been examined on national television.

Executive Producer Larry Israel said the circumstances of

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The juicy true-crime series recorded in a spare room – podcasts of the week

They Walk Among Us

This British true-crime podcast has been so successful that it is hard to believe it started life as a hobby in the spare room of its mysterious creators, Ben and Rosie. Season three opens with more juicy investigations, forensically examined and delivered by Ben in his flat but intriguing style and promises an in-depth look at unsolved crimes. New episodes will drop every week this time around, including the cases of Jeremy Bamber, Donald “the Black Panther” Neilson and the Hungerford massacre. The first episode takes on the Kray twins. Hannah Verdier


The Daily Beast’s Erin Ryan leads a squad of “mouthy, opinionated and hilarious ladies” to discuss the week’s headlines in the US. Like their bros from hit Crooked Media podcasts such as Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It, they are full of fast-talking, left-leaning

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4 reasons why women love true crime so much, according to a therapist

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There’s a reason so many women and femme people are obsessed with true crime.

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Netflix’s Central Park Five true-crime series is set to become your new TV obsession

If you’re a fan of shows like The Sinner, Evil Genius and The Staircase, we’ve got some exciting news for you.

Netflix has announced that Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay will write and direct a narrative series on the infamous Central Park Five case from 1989.

The four-part mini-series is based on the true story of five teenagers of colour from Harlem – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise – who were wrongfully convicted of rape based solely on confessions that they said were coerced and false.

The series will span from the spring of 1989, when each were first questioned about the ‘Central Park Jogger’ incident, to 2014 when they were exonerated and a settlement was reached with the city of New York.

Netflix has also announced who has been cast in the series,

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‘Dance’ Heads to the Academy, ‘Ninja Warrior’ in Minneapolis, ‘Andi Mack’ Has a Choice to Make

A critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

So You Think You Can Dance (8/7c, Fox): Gosh, they hope they get it (apologies to A Chorus Line). The auditions are over, and now it’s time for those who impressed the judges to really stand out, as the dance action moves to the Academy for the next two episodess. The first round of callbacks begins at the Dolby Theatre, with cuts beginning to narrow the field to the Top 20.

See 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum Laganja Estranja's 'SYTYCD' Audition (VIDEO)

See ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Laganja Estranja’s ‘SYTYCD’ Audition (VIDEO)

The Season 6 star was featured in the Season 15 premiere episode.

American Ninja Warrior (8/7c, NBC): Now airing an hour earlier, the grueling competition series moves to Minneapolis for the next qualifying round. Among the obstacles are two new challenges: “Double Twister” and “Diamond Dash,” which are almost certainly

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