From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes

Remember the long running series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ from the 1980s through the 2000s? The show helmed by narrator Robert Stack is a classic. Episodes had the potential to bring in new tips about old crimes. Now a reborn version of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is airing on Netflix, and while the premise remains the same, changes to the original format have been made.

Is the series worth your time? Continue reading “From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes”

Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t solve mystery or puzzle

Followup to IAS article, “Netflix releases steamy Epstein series” (5/28/2020)

When I saw James Patterson’s book Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein was the basis for the Netflix series Filthy Rich, I admit I was puzzled. I still am. I watched the series, and it doesn’t solve the full mystery of Epstein or do anything to clear up my confusion. Continue reading “Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t solve mystery or puzzle”

Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links

Netflix just premiered a new series about Jeffrey Epstein, providing a number of the millionaire’s accusers a public forum his death deprived them of. The trailers suggest a dicey, steamy saga of sexcapades and even assaults. The series will raise as many questions as it answers. Mysteries remain, and they involve more than his sexual deeds. Continue reading “Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links”

Netflix scores with drama-packed ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’

Most TV and streaming fail to hold my attention if I can get my hands on a good book. The series Medici: Masters of Florence on Netflix is proving to be the exception. It’s drama-packed, with a very charismatic male lead and also a key role played by Dustin Hoffman. That the politics in the narrative speak directly hundreds of years later to the political class in our world today is icing on the cake. Continue reading “Netflix scores with drama-packed ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’”

Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’

The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.
The belt inscribed with initials was released by Suffolk police in January, 2020.

Netflix takes on the Long Island killer case, also known as the Gilgo Beach Homicide Investigation, with a film that doesn’t follow the usual route for an account of a serial killer. Continue reading “Netflix takes on Long Island killer case, including new details, with ‘Lost Girls’”