Even though most of these stories took place in the 80s/90s the trial by media aspect seems even more relevant in todays society with social media. The stories were well put together from a documentary aspect and brought up controversial topics.
I know bribery is a serious crime and it effects our government, but it's so expected that a whole episode dedicated to it was like "who cares". Though the episode fit the vibe of the show, it didn't carry the same weight.
The undertone of this episode was just sad, and the epitome of why rape and its accusers are such a hot topic. Victim shaming and persecution are just as prevalent today as they were back then. Sad to see it's toll on the victim in this case.
While a compelling ending, it breaches past what I would deem an acceptable level of prison shenanigan's, like there is just no way that these showdowns could occur. From a tv side, I'm riveted. From a reality side, it doesn't add up.
I enjoyed the mostly hopeful tone of this episode, it was a nice break from the hard hitting storylines that have been going on. I had a bit of an issue with the logistics surrounding procuring someone else's spoof, but I digress.
A controversial act changes the course of NYC and the lives of many. On one hand you have the right to defend oneself from an attack and on the other the devastation of actual human beings lives. A well put together doc that did a good job of trying to remain objective.
My favorite part about this episode is the layers of watching a documentary exploiting an incident about a tv show exploiting people who then took the show to court and the resulting trial was exploited. It brings up a controversial moral question. Well made doc with relevant interviews and follow up.
A unique and different take on true crime, the heist. The first two stories were well told and the documentaries well made. Didn't care for the bourbon one. Overall though, well made episodes that were interesting to watch.
Kind of a cheap way to get caught and sold up the river by everyone and their brother. But at the end of the day... it's just bourbon and roids, and unfortunately guns. Mostly filler to stretch out the episode.
The underlying tone of this documentary is summed up in "it's funny, but like not". The first hand stories told are so wild they almost seen unbelievable. A really captivating documentary that's well put together in both footage and interviews.