TV Review: Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix) – Season One

A reboot of the American series which began in 1987 and was originally presented by Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and Robert Stack, Netflix aired the first volume of Unsolved Mysteries in July 2020. The series documents a collection of cold cases and paranormal phenomena, rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries.

Rating:

With an apparent suicide with no evidence of how a body reached its destination, a series of UFO sightings all in the same night, and a murdered family with the accused father still on the run without a trace, Unsolved Mysteries is another gripping binge-worthy series from Netflix. I like that it has a mix of cold cases and paranormal phenomena, balancing out the harrowing to feed our true-crime obsession with the absurd to add a hint of fun. But this is one that will leave you with more questions than answers.

What you have to remember about these mysteries is that these cases are unsolved, and that’s so annoying. I didn’t think about it before watching the series, but not getting the answers at the end is so frustrating. However, the [whole] point of these episodes is not to entertain us, it’s to hopefully find some closure for the families involved. The series hopes to find actual whitnesess, asking anyone with knowledge of these cases to reach out at Unsolved.com, but it also turns its viewers into amateur detectives. The show has been inundated with tips from viewers already, so we can just hope that some of them will actually lead somewhere.

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About Charlie Morris

Proofreader and film blogger living in Cornwall.

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