Dirty John: The John Meehan Story (2018 - 2019)


The John Meehan Story
Dirty John

Critics Consensus

Dirty John might not live up to the thrills of its source material, but Connie Britton puts on a clinic with her interpretation of true crime treachery.

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Critic Ratings: 36

62%

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User Ratings: 182

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 25, 2018

Living a seemingly perfect life in Newport Beach, Calif., beautiful Debra Newell meets a charming doctor named John Meehan and gets caught up in a whirlwind romance, much to her daughters' dismay.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

Debra and John revel secretly in their newlywed bliss, as Veronica, Terra and Toby hatch a plan to prove their suspicions about their mother's new man.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

Debra discovers John's criminal record; in the past, John starts his first family.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2018

Debra confronts John; Arlane's past is revealed.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2018

John gets clean for Debra; Terra learns John is back; John puts his sister through the ringer.

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Air date: Dec 30, 2018

Debra makes a decision about John; in Ohio, John captures the attention of Detective Dennis Luken.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2019

A look at how John operates while Debra tries to move forward.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2019

John and Debra's relationship comes to a head in an unexpected way.

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Cast & Crew

Connie Britton
Debra Newell

Actor
Eric Bana
John Meehan

Actor
Julia Garner
Terra Newell

Actor
Juno Temple
Veronica Newell

Actor
Jean Smart
Arlane Hart

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Jeffrey Reiner
Director
Jeffrey Reiner
Executive Producer
Richard Suckle
Executive Producer
Charles Roven
Executive Producer
Mark Herzog
Executive Producer
Christopher G. Cowen
Executive Producer
Connie Britton
Executive Producer
Eric Bana
Executive Producer
Chris Argentieri
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Dirty John: The John Meehan Story

  • Jan 27, 2022
    Although I wanted to stop watching much sooner, I watched to the end just so I could hopefully FINALLY see some tiny form of justice. It was truly nauseating watching how utterly stupid and incredibly selfish the Debra character was. They tried to make it look like she was that way bc of her mother, but C'MON! I believe I saw this on Dateline, which is a pretty stupid, drawn out, mess, too. The whole show was so poorly done, so deliberately set up to be enticing and salacious. I would much rather have seen a documentary. And then to have her say at the end that she wanted to tell her story to hopefully help someone else. Gag. Who wrote this script -- someone in junior high? Don't watch this crap. Don't waste your time. And another thing that really irked me about this siitshow ... No one ever, throughout the whole series, referred to John as the psycho that he was. Everyone was always "trying to figure out why" he did what he did. HE WAS A FREAKING PSYCHOTIC MANIAC!! How is it helpful to anyone to paint him as misunderstood. Good God, what a horrible show.
  • Jan 14, 2022
    Great series! Really realateable!
  • Dec 19, 2021
    I made it to episode for where John was laying in the hospital bed spewing all his lies and Debra was eating them all up. That was it for me. Nobody could possibly ever be that stupid. The writing in this series is an absolute joke! Every character in this series is either stupid, rotten or annoying. After episode 4, I just couldn't watch anymore
  • Nov 03, 2021
    3 & 1/4 stars. It had the same quality as passing a car accident and just NOT being able to *not* look. The material was overlapped well but took too long to tell the story.
  • Oct 25, 2021
    Based on actual events … so this is a 'true crime story'. I like Connie Britton. I did find it hard to watch though. I really dislike con men / predator situations, and the fact that this was based on actual events made it a bit worse. I did watch the entire season. It was reasonably well done.
  • Jun 01, 2021
    Not horrible, not great. Julia Garner plays her part as if her character were 14 years-old.
  • Aug 18, 2020
    I think it was great. Actors and actresses did a terrific job. It's very interesting, very tense and I got hooked up straight from the first episode.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    It's difficult for me to like a TV show. It has to be well written and has to be entertaining. The reality aspect of the show was spot on It has great twists throughout the entire show, very entertaining and well played.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Julia was brilliant in Ozark, but lacklustre in DJ. Directing, script, & camerawork of DJ are not excellent. Debra is played poorly.
  • Jun 13, 2020
    interesting story...

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