Warning: Spoilers for The Act lie ahead.
I’m a fan of true crime the same way some people are fans of Halo Top.
After a long day, I’ll crack open nearly any true crime account and eat up the terrifying, true-to-life details with a metaphoric spoon. Whether it’s a movie, series, or podcast, I live for moment-to-moment reconstructed investigations, retrospective interviews with emotional eyewitnesses, and the big reveal of that one mistake that gets the criminal caught. Put plainly: True crime is very much my thing.
So, you can imagine my surprise when only an hour and a half into The Act, I had an overwhelming urge to turn off the TV — and then possibly throw up. This is true crime in its most brutal and most transparently self-serving form. Read more…
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