best Netflix original true crime

Netflix has turned true crime documentaries into must-binge-TV. With a series of films and docu-series, the streaming service rejuvenated the somewhat stale sub-genre, churning out stunning, shocking works that resonate in ways many past true crime docs haven’t. This week, Netflix has revived a classic true crime docu-series – The Staircaseadding new episodes to the previously-completed show. Now, The Staircase grows an ever-crowded line-up of Netflix true crime docs.

Sorting through all of these documentaries and docu-series to find the good stuff can be a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I’ve checked my sources, pinned a bunch of notes up on a cork-board, connected all those notes with string, and compiled a list of the best Netflix original true crime documentaries.

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house of cards final

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Zachary Levi joins Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2
  • There’s a new TV adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club in the works
  • ABC is planning a The Middle spin-off
  • A trailer for and some behind-the-scenes footage from Preacher season 3
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidseason announced
  • AMC announces premiere date for Lodge 49
  • Robin Wright announces House of Cards wrap and posts a bloody pic
  • Evil Genius might get a sequel

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evil genius review

Netflix’s engrossing, captivating, and shocking new true crime series Evil Genius investigates the bizarre “pizza bomber” case. In the process, a tragic, unsettling story unfolds involving a series of manipulative, destructive people with no moral compass to speak of.

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evil genius trailer

In 2003, a man walked into a bank and said he had a bomb locked around his neck. The story only got weirder (and deadlier) from there. Now, Netflix will dig into this very strange case with a new documentary Evil Genius. Watch the Evil Genius trailer below.

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