Category Archives: True Crime TV

Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ on NBC

SERIES

The Flash Another DC Comics character is introduced when Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team discover their recent streak of bad luck is the handiwork of Becky (guest star Sugar-Lyn Beard), a.k.a. Hazard. Also, Harry Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) returns to Earth-1 to deliver a message to Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) finds out that a woman died in the Heck house nearly 50 years ago and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is sure that it was a homicide. Much to Mike’s (Neil Flynn) dismay, they set out to find the killer in this new Halloween-themed episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Finding Your Roots Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and author Janet Mock find their preconceptions about their families turned upside-down in this new episode of series hosted by Henry Louis Gates. 8 p.m. KOCE

Fresh Off the Boat While Louis (Randall Park) is

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TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl Photo via IMDb.

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of the lingering public interest that the O.J. Simpson trial has. Second, The Menendez Murders feels cheap and thrown together. It is drowning in sea of bad wigs and lame writing.

The series is stretched out to the max at eight hour-long episodes,

Read more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/tv-review-law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-ms1

TV Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders …

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl Photo via IMDb.

On the heels of The People v. O.J. Simpson’s success, NBC is attempting to throw their hat into the ring with the exceptionally long-titled, Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

Unfortunately, in this new “historical true crime” genre, The Menendez Murders pales in comparison. First of all, the Menendez case lacks much of the lingering public interest that the O.J. Simpson trial has. Second, The Menendez Murders feels cheap and thrown together. It is drowning in sea of bad wigs and lame writing.

The series is stretched out to the max at eight hour-long episodes,

Read more at: http://www.columbusunderground.com/tv-review-law-order-true-crime-the-menendez-murders-ms1

TV Guy: ‘Eleven’ is tailored for true-crime buffs – Times Herald

Created for obsessive true crime buffs, “The Eleven” (9 p.m. and 10 p.m., AE, TV-14) recalls unsolved serial killings from the 1970s.

Beginning in 1971, 11 young girls disappeared and were found murdered in the area between Houston and Galveston.

Some were last seen hitchhiking, leaving their school bus or awaiting a ride from their parents.

Despite the notoriety of the crimes, no suspect was ever tried.

Nearly a half-century later, local journalist Lise Olsen and retired police detective Fred Paige have revived the cold case and have decided to follow a peculiar lead.

In the midst of the original investigation, authorities received a cryptic note from inmate Edward Harold Bell, serving time for an unrelated homicide.

Filled with strange references to government conspiracies, Bell’s confessional note was dismissed at the time. Olsen and Paige believe that was a mistake.

Unfortunately for viewers, there is very little surviving contemporary news footage concerning

Read more at: http://www.recordonline.com/entertainmentlife/20171019/tv-guy-eleven-is-tailored-for-true-crime-buffs

TV Guy: ‘Eleven’ is tailored for true-crime buffs – Entertainment & Life … – Times Herald

Created for obsessive true crime buffs, “The Eleven” (9 p.m. and 10 p.m., AE, TV-14) recalls unsolved serial killings from the 1970s.

Beginning in 1971, 11 young girls disappeared and were found murdered in the area between Houston and Galveston.

Some were last seen hitchhiking, leaving their school bus or awaiting a ride from their parents.

Despite the notoriety of the crimes, no suspect was ever tried.

Nearly a half-century later, local journalist Lise Olsen and retired police detective Fred Paige have revived the cold case and have decided to follow a peculiar lead.

In the midst of the original investigation, authorities received a cryptic note from inmate Edward Harold Bell, serving time for an unrelated homicide.

Filled with strange references to government conspiracies, Bell’s confessional note was dismissed at the time. Olsen and Paige believe that was a mistake.

Unfortunately for viewers, there is very little surviving contemporary news footage concerning

Read more at: http://www.recordonline.com/entertainmentlife/20171019/tv-guy-eleven-is-tailored-for-true-crime-buffs

9 True Crime Books Out This Year That Are Just As Addictive As ‘Law & Order’

October is officially the season of scary stories. Since there is nothing more terrifying that real life, these new true crime books should be at the top of your Halloween reading list.

It’s no secret Americans are fascinated with true crime. Between 95 and 105 million people stopped what they were doing to watch the O.J. Simpson verdict unfold on live TV. Sarah Koenig’s popular true crime podcast “Serial” reached over 39 million American listeners during its first season. In the television world, entertainment providers like Netflix are finding both commercial success and critical acclaim with documentary series like Making a Murderer and The Keepers. Even the long-running fictional procedural Law Order, which has been known to dabble in “ripped from the headlines” plots, is jumping head-first into true crime with

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-true-crime-books-out-this-year-that-are-just-as-addictive-as-law-order-2932533

The Best True Crime Podcasts To Start Once You’ve Binged ‘Dirty …

True crime podcasts are still alive and well, friends. That is terrible terminology to align with true crime podcasts considering they are usually about MURDERS, but here we are. I did it.

We’ve noticed you guys kinda like true crime podcasts. Some might say you are all a bit obsessed. To which we say – welcome to the damn club. Why do you think we were one of the first websites to write about the now-insanely-popular Dirty John? Because we are sad losers who spend all our spare time in podcast holes staring at the wall. And it pays off for YOU, ‘cos now you can benefit from all our binge-listening.

Here’s what we’ve loved of late. Quick note: if you’re a deep, hardcore true crime podcast fan chances are you’re well across a lot of these. We tried to include some well-loved ones for true crime newbies, as well as

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True crime TV trend may teach society lesson

True-crime stories used to keep me awake nights.

Truman Capote’s classic “In Cold Blood”; Ann Rule, writing about her old friend, serial killer Ted Bundy, in “The Stranger Beside Me”: These were the gateways to an addiction that left me more nervous about violent crime — not to mention the possibility that casual acquaintances might be homicidal psychopaths — than I had any right to be statistically.

When I eventually kicked the habit and returned to novels, I breathed easier. Turns out I’m fine with murder mysteries as long as they’re fictional.

On television, I learned to avoid those “48 Hours” episodes that might trigger a relapse, and if I was watching the Investigation Discovery channel, you can bet it was work-related. Because I don’t think it’s an accident that the network of “Evil Twins” and “Deadly Women” offers a prize for the “ID Addict of the Month.”

But then true-crime TV went upscale,

Read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/oct/13/true-crime-tv-trend-may-teach-society-lesson/

New true crime TV series should reopen debate over cameras in the …

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It’s been almost 30 years since the Menendez brothers returned to their Beverly Hills, California, home and found their parents brutally murdered. The brothers’ call to a 911 operator set in motion a criminal investigation that would eventually lead to their arrest and conviction.

My previous column discussed the “true crime” trend and the implications when Hollywood gets it wrong or embellishes the facts. The genre is often used to tell the story of how the crime itself played out. It’s after

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/new_true_crime_television_series_should_reopen_camera_in_the_courtroom_deba

New true crime TV series should reopen debate over cameras in the courtroom

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It’s been almost 30 years since the Menendez brothers returned to their Beverly Hills, California, home and found their parents brutally murdered. The brothers’ call to a 911 operator set in motion a criminal investigation that would eventually lead to their arrest and conviction.

My previous column discussed the “true crime” trend and the implications when Hollywood gets it wrong or embellishes the facts. The genre is often used to tell the story of how the crime itself played out. It’s after

Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/new_true_crime_television_series_should_reopen_camera_in_the_courtroom_deba