Rotten Tomatoes: 95% | Netflix description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.”
The show takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the early-to-mid 1980s. The first season revolves around the disappearance of Will Byers. The second season explores the repercussions from the events of the first season. This science-fiction Netflix oringial is bound to knock your socks off and be 150% better then your neighbor Becky’s “banging” Halloween party.
Rotten Tomatoes: 96% | Netflix Description: “In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.”
Two FBI agents work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology as a method to reveal motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving – Means, Motive, Opportunity – as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need & greed, to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation will posit new questions. Simply, asking Why will lead to the Who. This series focuses on the development of these two agents and a new criminal field through storylines of visiting the sociopathic mind.
Making a Murderer
Rotten Tomatoes: 96% | Netflix Description: “Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.”
Exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery filed suit against Manitowoc County, Wis., and several individuals involved with his arrest. Shortly after, however, Avery found himself behind bars again, this time accused of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. She was last seen on Avery’s property, where she was to photograph a vehicle. Avery and nephew Brendan Dassey were tried and (spoiler alert) convicted of the crime. But that’s not the end of the story. When two Columbia graduate students read about Avery, they felt his story would make an interesting documentary. Neither PBS nor HBO was interested, but Netflix took on their concept to produce the 10-episode docuseries. It generated plenty of publicity and prompted petitions to have Avery’s case reviewed.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92% | Netflix Description: “A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to apease a drug boss.”
Financial planner Marty Byrde and his wife, a homemaker turned real estate agent Wendy Byrde suddenly relocate their family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. But why? This series explores what happens to Marty’s family after a money laundering scheme goes wrong, and how he pays off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.
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