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Murder Review

Murder is the BBC’s newest mini series featuring three different stories over three different episodes.


I have always been intrigued by crime dramas so of course I had to check this one out. None of the stories are connected to each other. The series offers an insight into the crimes to the audience through snippets and stories from the people involved. The audience are used as the jury to decide whether the person accused is in fact innocent or guilty, sometimes ending with a conviction, sometimes ending with something completely different.

Each of the stories are very interesting and unique. From a missing woman to a murdered brother in law it will keep you hooked from the beginning. The pieces are put together slowly throughout the hour and, in the end, the audience does find out what actually happened.

What I found interesting about this series was how it was filmed. All the witnesses and people involved speak directly to the audience breaking the fourth wall and really making you feel included. There is no dialogue between characters but if a character is talking about a conversation they have had with another they may say their own parts separately while both still talking to the audience watching. Cut betweens and split screens are used a lot so you can really dig through the evidence.

It’s a completely new and fresh idea on how to show a crime drama and really lets you get into it. The acting is amazing as well and the stories are well thought out and interesting with a lot of twist and turns. Due to it only being a three episode series at an hour each you could easily put some time aside over a few days to have a watch and work out where you stand with the accused.

Have you seen this series? What did you think?

Until next time.


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