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Let’s talk about Murder in the Bayou, a five-part docu-series on Showtime that investigates the unsolved murders of eight women in and around Jennings, Louisiana.
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Murder in the Bayou on Showtime
Genre: True Crime
Based on a best-selling book, this five-part true crime docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of 8 women whose bodies were discovered in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around Jennings, Louisiana. In examining the lives of the young victims, the series uncovers the secrets of this troubled town. These discoveries lead to even more shocking accusations by victims’ relatives and friends of corruption, bad actors, and institutional injustices that have left the town searching for truth.
This was a tough one for me to watch. I took a bit to get into the story, though I am glad I stuck it out. While I believe it was a well-put-together documentary, I concluded pretty early on who I thought was responsible for the murders and the cover-up. I prefer documentaries that have twists and turns and keep you guessing. Also, the disappointing part of this docuseries was that it was based on assumptions and opinions, and we never got a factual answer. I’m not sure if this was the plan; hoping someone would see it and provide some answers, but it left things very open-ended.
I give Murder in the Bayou on Showtime 4 out of 5 stars.
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