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12 essential pieces of pop culture to catch up on this weekend

The ever-growing glut of great new TV, movies, books, music, comics, and podcasts can be a lot to keep up with. So we here at Vox Culture — where our current obsessions include the new Blade Runner, an engrossing true crime tale, the return of Bob’s Burgers, and a loving ode to VHS — have a few suggestions for how to make the best use of your pop culture–consuming time.

Here are 12 items you should really consider adding to your pop culture queue.

Read/listen: Dirty John, the LA Times’s six-part longread that’s also a true crime podcast

The LA Times has joined the true crime narrative trend by going all-in with not one, but two storytelling formats for its new feature, Dirty John. The story — a deep dive into the life of a mysterious man named John and the havoc he wreaked on one California family

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/10/7/16421058/blade-runner-2049-bobs-burgers-dirty-john-american-vandal

Netflix’s ‘The Confession Tapes’ Is An Essential For True Crime Lovers

Where to Stream

The Confession Tapes


  • Netflix
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It’s rare for true crime documentaries to focus on a larger picture. Typically, the best true crime docs revel in the small details of specific cases, unpacking the swatches of misleading evidence, lies, and courtroom dramatics while offering an intimate look into into the victim and the accused’s lives. However, Netflix’s latest docuseries turns that formula on its head. By examining six cases, The Confession Tapes painstakingly unpacks the problems our legal system has when it comes to coerced confessions.

There are few silver linings for the subjects of The Confession Tapes. Every story, which ranges from 42 minutes to an hour and a half, follows a single case where the accused is only behind bars because of his or her confession. At first glance, nothing

Read more at: https://decider.com/2017/09/13/the-confession-tapes-netflix-true-crime-must-watch/

Netflix’s ‘The Confession Tapes’ Is An Essential For True Crime …

Where to Stream

The Confession Tapes


  • Netflix
  • More Options

It’s rare for true crime documentaries to focus on a larger picture. Typically, the best true crime docs revel in the small details of specific cases, unpacking the swatches of misleading evidence, lies, and courtroom dramatics while offering an intimate look into into the victim and the accused’s lives. However, Netflix’s latest docuseries turns that formula on its head. By examining six cases, The Confession Tapes painstakingly unpacks the problems our legal system has when it comes to coerced confessions.

There are few silver linings for the subjects of The Confession Tapes. Every story, which ranges from 42 minutes to an hour and a half, follows a single case where the accused is only behind bars because of his or her confession. At first glance, nothing

Read more at: https://decider.com/2017/09/13/the-confession-tapes-netflix-true-crime-must-watch/

Sales round-up: Banijay sells Diana doc; TCB inks deal with Essential Media

Banijay Rights sells Diana doc to Euro, U.S. nets

Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group, has inked deals in the U.S., Europe, CEE and South Africa for Diana’s Death: The Search for the Truth.

U.S. network Reelz and AE Networks for the UK and South Africa have secured the one-hour doc. Sky Italia has acquired the special, while Italian public broadcaster TV8 has also secured rights. The film has been picked up in Spain by ATRES for commercial-free TV broadcaster Mega and by AMC Networks International Iberia for ODISEA, in Israel by DBS and in CEE by TVN for Poland as well as public broadcaster RTVS in Slovakia.

The special, produced by Tony Comiti and directed by Manuel Laigfrefor for M6 in France, explores Diana’s death through the Mercedes car that crashed. According to the doc, the car had been badly damaged in an earlier road crash

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/08/31/sales-roundup-banijay-inks-deal-on-diana-doc-bomanbridge-sales-in-south-korea/