Netflix has some great true crime for you to consume this month!

We are three months into 2024 and the streaming true crime docuseries are on fire! Like most folks, I love a good true crime tale and this year’s early crop does not disappoint.  If you are wondering why folks are so obsessed with the evil actions of others, there’s actual science behind it.

According to the NY Post: “True crime can have a learning component to it or at least a perceived learning component. We feel like we’re more prepared in these kinds of situations. So if this dangerous situation were to occur, you feel a little more prepared and know what you should or shouldn’t do. This claim is supported by research data collected by OnePoll. The new survey of 2,000 self-reported true crime fans found that 76% feel that consuming content about true crime helps them avoid similar situations happening to them. The average respondent consumes five true crime programs each month, with 75% saying they watch the latest program the instant it’s released and 71% typically binge-watching the entire thing in one sitting.

The survey also found that 44% of respondents admit they have a “favorite” serial killer and 67% would like the opportunity to chat with one.

Over seven in ten of those polled (71%) also admit to feeling less trustworthy of other people due to how much true crime content they consume.”

So, it’s no surprise that the genre is red hot at the moment.  Check out the newest true crime offerings from all the most popular streaming services!

  • The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping-Netflix-March 5th

    “In this gripping investigative docuseries, a filmmaker and other former students recall their horrific experiences attending a disciplinary school and expose the horrors of the troubled teen industry.”
    How far would you go as a parent to deal with your child’s bad behavior? How far is too far? This riveting Netflix documentary tackles the issue of discipline gone too far.

  • Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV (Max) – March 17

    Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is a four-part docuseries that sheds light on the children’s TV empire built by Dan Schneider, the creator of Nickelodeon shows such as iCarly and Zoey 101. Peering behind the smiling faces onscreen on these shows with questionable jokes and over-the-top sketches, Quiet On Set reveals an insidious environment rampant with allegations of abuse, sexism, racism, and inappropriate dynamics with its underage stars and crew. 

     

  • The Outreau Case: A French Nightmare- Netflix-March 15

    A tragic affair of child abuse and judicial disaster, this docuseries revisits the Outreau case, one of the biggest scandals in French history.

    Watch The Outreau Case: A French Nightmare | Netflix Official Site

    A tragic affair of child abuse and judicial disaster, this docuseries revisits the Outreau case, one of the biggest scandals in French history. Watch trailers & learn more.

  • American Nightmare-Netflix

     

    What would you do if the forces that are charged to serve and protect its citizens just decide to phone it in? This gripping docuseries will have you asking yourself “What if this happened to me?”

  • Lover, Stalker, Killer-Netflix

    Scoring a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this documentary grabs you by the brain and doesn’t let go for 90 minutes.  Hint: be careful of who you chat with online……..

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