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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: Season 1 (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Director Liz Garbus smartly centers I'll Be Gone in the Dark around the late Michelle McNamara's passionate efforts, weaving together a heavy, but important tapestry of trauma, obsession, and survival.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark is based on the book of the same name and explores writer Michelle McNamara's investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer. Terrorizing California in the 1970s and '80s, the Golden State Killer is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders. This series gives voice to the survivors and their families, documenting an era when sex crimes were often dismissed or hidden in shame. A timely inquiry into our macabre preoccupation with true crime and a cautionary tale of the dangerous lure of addiction, the series is a riveting meditation on obsession and loss, chronicling the unrelenting path of a mysterious killer and the fierce determination of one woman to bring the case to light.

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Amy Ryan
as Michelle McNamara

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Imagine McNamara's single-mindedness without her restraint. Imagine the pressure to satisfy and impress a community of like-minded people without the accompanying knowledge that to speak recklessly is dangerous.

August 3, 2020 | Full Review…
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These details might seem superfluous, but as many of the series' interview subjects observe, the killer seemed possessed by a desire to desecrate and ruin the domestic solidarity of couples like Oswalt and McNamara.

July 1, 2020 | Full Review…
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"I'll Be Gone in the Dark" is a compelling, flawed story of true crime and obsession - and its flaws are part of what make it so intriguing.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

"I'll Be Gone in the Dark" is more than a true crime documentary, although it succeeds in a terrifyingly brilliant way.

June 29, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It doesn't have all the answers - no one does - but it asks the right questions in the right way.

June 26, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A series that keeps its human core in a way that true crime offerings often don't.

June 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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