5 stranger-than-fiction true crime shows you can watch on Netflix

5 stranger-than-fiction true crime shows you can watch on Netflix
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Crime drama is one of the most adrenaline-inducing genres there is in the world of cinema. The heavy breathing, nail biting and teeth grinding grows ten-fold once you realise that what you’re watching has happened in real life too. If you’re looking for a similar experience, here are some popular true-crime shows you can stream on Netflix.

Unsolved Mysteries

Unexplained deaths, paranormal activites and horrific experiences make up the episodes of this puzzling show. Every episode portrays a different case where officials as well as locals try their hand at uncovering and explaining what really went down during 12 such nerve-wracking incidents.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As details of their deaths made headlines worldwide, it became clear that Shanann’s husband, Chris Watts, wasn’t the man he appeared to be. This documentary dives deep into one of the most frightful cases of murder that sent shockwaves across the media, with archival footage, social media posts, official records, texts and home video footage to build the narrative.

How To Fix a Drug Scandal

This show chronicles the case of Sonja Farak, a drug lab-chemist for a law enforcement agency, who consumed the drugs she was supposed to be testing leading to a lot of wrongful convictions in court.

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

This series uncovers the prolonged physical abuse eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez faced at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, leading to his death. The series provides a detailed look at the court proceedings, and challenges the system that failed miserably at protecting him despite the situation being reported multiple times.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

“I’m not an animal and I’m not crazy… I’m just a normal individual” – Ted Bundy. This series portrays the inside the twisted mind of America’s most notorious serial killer in his own words.

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