“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” FX, Jan. 17
Ricky Martin. Penélope Cruz. Another ’90s-era, true crime drama involving celebrity tragedy. There’s no downside here. The FX drama, out Jan. 17, explores the 1997 murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. It’s the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” anthology, a series that kicked off with 2016’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Like that award-winning drama, this nine-part series looks at the role culture and class played in the rise of Versace, and explores how discriminatory attitudes toward the gay community hindered the investigation. Based on Maureen Orth’s book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U. S. History,” it promises to be another high-end, celebrity-studded addition to the true crime genre. (Lorraine Ali)
“The Alienist” TNT, Jan. 22
This series combines two of the most enduring genres on television —
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Lost Girls by Robert Kolker describes the real-life investigation of the killings of a series of young prostitutes.
Reference Librarian Lauren Arnsman, who got her library science degree from Wayne State University in 2010, began working part-time at Berkleys Public Library in June, and joined Ferndales staff soon after.
She has utilized her talents and expertise in legal aid and historical archiving at diverse and disparate institutions such as the Detroit Opera House, and the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Theres something about winter that compels me to read psychological thrillers and true crime almost exclusively, she says. Its also a little weird to say I love true crime …, but its true.
Here are her recommendations:
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Annie OSullivan is
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There is more TV than ever before.
A whopping 455 scripted series aired in 2016, according to recent data compiled by FX. That’s an increase of 8 percent from last year, which had 421 shows. You could literally spend a day a year bingeing one series and still not make it through all of them.
That number includes shows from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Crackle, which had twice as many series premieres as in 2015.
The glut of TV is in part due to shows becoming shorter, usually labeled as a limited series or a miniseries, like HBO’s The Night Of, AMC’s The Night Manager, History’s Roots and Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. These shorter series have a predetermined number of episodes and tell an entire story within a season. They’re easy to follow and viewers won’t feel overwhelmed coming to a series late.
Similar to miniseries, anthologies
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Documentary: The Killing Season
In this eight-part documentary series, Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills — the director-producing team behind Cropsey — hit the road to investigate one of the most infamous unsolved cases of our time: the identity of The Long Island Serial Killer. Zeman and Mills travel from Gilgo Beach, New York, to as far as West Mesa, Arizona, to explore a horrifying epidemic sweeping America—the unsolved murders of sex workers. Equal parts captivating and heartbreaking, The Killing Season is required viewing for anyone obsessed with WebSleuths and cold cases. Check out full episodes at AE.
Documentary: Beware The Slenderman
This documentary about the shocking crime that rocked the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin is set to premiere on January 23rd, 2017. In 2014, two 12-year-old girls stabbed a friend and left her for dead—allegedly at the behest of the fictional character Slenderman. The chilling crime and
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