Homicide

Homicide

TV-MA

netflix

A detective and (sadly) perpetrator-focused true crime docuseries

7.0

TV Show

United States of America
English
Crime, Documentary
2024

TLDR

It's an unfortunate tour around Manhattan by way of gruesome murder.

What it's about

This is a true crime docuseries covering harrowing murder cases from the perspective of crime scene workers in Manhattan, New York.

The take

The series offers a rather refreshing take on true crime coverage, putting the spotlight on the callous unsung heroes: the detectives and crime scene workers. It is still true crime, which means everything in it is still an uncomfortable story to learn about. But a bigger part of the series offers a cold, emotionally distant retelling of events by the unenviable professionals—a look at how detectives solve these puzzles, why they use certain interrogation tactics, and more. While learning about these cases with a lesser focus on the casualties feels wrong (and more like a baptism of fire in the crime-solving world), the series does a good enough job humanizing the work force, the other victims in this perpetually traumatizing industry.

What stands out

Using "he was just a guy" to describe one of the victims isn't just cold—it's Homicide: New York cold.

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