Evil Genius (netflix series): the sort of crime series I enjoy

in getyerlearnon •  2 months ago 

I had previously stated about how "American Vandal" was a bit irritating to me because it was based completely in a made up world. The scenario, the players, the evidence, the "facts".... all of it was completely made up and this became a bit evident as the series went on as the interviews were clearly actors after just about an episode and a half.

This series is none of those things


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I don't want to give away the story because I really think you should watch this if you are a fan of true-crime drama. What I do want to talk about is the fact that the witnesses, and I mean all of them, carry on in a genuine fashion that I don't think even the best actors in the world can mimic. The people are recalling things that really happened to them and well, that just shows straight away in a fashion that the fake crime series just can't replicate, regardless of the talent that they hire to do the testimonials for them.


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The people that are doing the interviews for the doco maker can clearly be seen in real footage (although a lot younger) and when they are recalling the events they do so in a way that even Daniel Day-Lewis couldn't correctly fake. It is genuine and it is really compelling and well put together by producers Mark and Jay Duplass and director Barbara Schroeder.


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This story takes so many twists and turns in the small city of Erie, Pennsylvania that it is just amazing that I have never heard of any of this. I was certain it was another "bait and switch" as far as its authenticity was concerned but after seeing about a dozen interviews I was convince that this was the real article. There are some things that actors simply can not pull off.

If you enjoy real-life stories, especially ones that involve truly bizarre circumstances and strange individuals, this (short) series might just be exactly what you are looking for. I believe that truth is definitely stranger than fiction in many instances and this particular truth is very disturbing mostly because of the fact that it is real.... as in, all of these things actually happened.... and this is the reason why I think that Evil Genius is just captivating AF.

If you enjoy true-crime - this is a "must see" for you. I loved it.

Rating intentionally withheld because I have not watched it all yet - Beat me to it!

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Woah dude this looks awesome, right up my street haha! Going to watch when I get back home on Friday! Look forward to it :)

totally on a side note - have you seen The Dirt? It’s about Mötley Crüe. My mate recommended it :)

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Lol. I wrote a post about The Dirt. I think you commented on it too 😂

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Hahah yes I did! I have just flicked back ! It might have even been you who recommended it 😂 no my mate messaged me yesterday saying to watch it, I need to remember all of the films you’ve watched before suggesting them haha! 😀🌅

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well i do review quite a few films so it is perfectly understandable that some might pass through the cracks :)

I couldn’t believe this actually happened. Good documentary. If you haven’t already You should watch “the jinx” next. Fred Durst . True crime . Great watch . It’s on some Netflix’s .

Hi there buddy,

I hope you're well :>)

I remember watching this a while ago and really 'enjoying' it. What happened in Erie was pretty eerie stuff.

Alright, I'm off to watch Afro Samurai: the director's cut.

See you around!

I haven't seen this one pop up in my list yet, but I know that my wife was saying the other day she wants to watch the documentary on Ted Bundy I think it is. We got drawn into a mystery documentary a while ago called "Children of the Snow". It was very disturbing, but also pretty fascinating and it took place in our home state of Michigan so that is what really got our attention. It's basically about this child killer that was around in the mid 70's in the Detroit area that they never caught.

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I'm writing that down. I am on a true crime spree at the moment and Children of the Snow sounds like something i would deffo enjoy

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I am not sure it is on Netflix but if you find it, it is really good. Disturbing but good.

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People are CRAZE... At firs tho, I thought it was a live action spin off of that 2004 game called " Evil Genius" by Elixir Studios .

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I guess the Netflix version is ok.. but like, give me the video game spin off!

I also like this episode. He has a plot that you rarely find in a fictional detective story, drama, unexpected twists and turns, the development of characters - in general, everything is as it should be.
I think the series will appeal to those who enjoyed watching True Detective or Manhunt: Unabomber.