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Final Witness: Season 1 (2012)



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Using interviews and reenactments to examine murder cases from the victim's point of view, the first season of this documentary/crime-drama series opens with a look at the 2008 slayings of an East Texas mother and her two sons. Other cases explored in this season include a free-spirited young woman killed by her lover in New Orleans; and an Ohio mother who solved the murder of her son.

Critic Reviews for Final Witness: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (7)

Final Witness succeeds by telling the stories of lurid murders with a skillful combination of interviews, contemporary footage and reenactments.

June 26, 2012 | Full Review…

As television, it's somber stuff.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A grim, macabre march through a terrible crime, deploying a bad twist - the voice of the deceased.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Final Witness has more texture and bite than most of TV's myriad explorations of the true crime realm.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's sensationalized, but buried within these scenes are moments when Final Witness subtly reminds viewers of the humanity that's lost whenever someone loses their life to violent crime.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is like the highbrow, PBS version of run-of-the-mill true crime shows; Final Witness is to Dateline what any contemporary series on Masterpiece Mystery is to Law & Order.

June 27, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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