Real crime documentries

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  1. Ag

    Ag Just tax the stupid people. And let them die

    Aug 3, 2009
    Ever since Making a Murderer Netflix have been pushing these type of shows and I have become quite obsessed.

    Evil Genius about the pizza bomber, featuring an astonishing female lead and general loon Marjorie


    Then there's Wild Wild Country, the documentary about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the 1980s free love cult featuring an astonishing lead in the form of almost QOL, the foul mouthed Indian spokesperson Sheela:


    Currently on Keepers about a dead nun, which is about as grotty as you'd imagine.
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  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

    Feb 3, 2004
    It's the sort of genre I never actively seek out, but will often stumble upon when surfing, up on the channels you never visit at any other time. And invariably I'll get hooked.
  3. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

    Apr 25, 2007
    Twin Peaks
    “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father” is a great one if you ever feel content with your lot. Utterly devastating.

    And “The Staircase” which has finally arrived on Netflix was the one to kick it all off.

  4. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

    Feb 2, 2005
    I enjoyed Wild Wild Country very much. Secretary Sheela was quite something.

    I do somewhat fear for anyone now ending up at her dementia treatment facility, even if she does seem to have mellowed.

    The HBO Robert Durst one a couple of years back was excellent, but sometimes I'm put off the Netflix efforts a bit by many episodes they do - ten hours or so feels like a lot for a fairly narrow documentary.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Brown Cow...STUNNING

    Apr 9, 2005
    Wild Wild Country was entertaining but it wasn’t a good documentary. They were too biased towards Sheila and they ignored so many things.

    I’m kinda burned out on them at the moment.

    The Keepers is probably the best and most poignant one. It goes places :( also the Jinks was a very weird phenomenon.

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