You know, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a single true crime or real-life-mystery-style show. Not for any real or principled reason or anything like that. I mean, I do think some of the true crime stuff veers into the leery and a bit ethically questionable sometimes, but it’s not like I’ve taken an explicit stand against it for that reason. So this isn’t a value judgement or anything like that by any means. Merely an acknowledgment that this genre has seemingly sort of mushroomed exponentially in the last few years, and that I’ve just happened to not dive in at any point. Which is strange because whenever I read stuff like the answers to the Reddit thread that asks the question: ‘What is the strangest mystery that is still unsolved?’ I’m completely glued to the screen. Also, Zodiac is a perfect film (RIP Harris Savides). The absolute best that one of the best living American directors has to offer. Hey, Fincher, buddy, you wanna make a gripping, methodical drama out of any of these?
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