The Case Against Adnan Syed: Miniseries (2019)

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Critic Consensus: A worthy Serial supplement that isn't without flaws, The Case Against Adnan Syed fleshes out the life of Hae Min Lee and gives context to in the complicated boon of true crime entertainment.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2019
2
Air date: Mar 17, 2019
3
Air date: Mar 24, 2019
4
Air date: Mar 31, 2019

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Losing sight of the victim is not a mistake Berg intends to make... It becomes clear that the lively Hae Min Lee's ostensibly ordinary life was hemmed by shadows.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As testament to a tragedy, Berg's documentary was wrenching. As a quiet indictment of true crime and its ghastly razzmatazz, it was devastating.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Berg's other great asset is how deftly she gets interviewees to open up to her on camera.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Comprehensive yet still incomplete, "The Case" gets entangled in the underbrush and can't quite seem to find its way to either a conclusion or the truth.

Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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You'll have to slog over three hours of revision before the Case Against Adnan Syed introduces any new information - and even that can't help but feel anticlimactic.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Look: I still don't know whether Adnan Syed killed Hae Min Lee, and The Case Against Adnan Syed is wickedly one-sided, and yet it is an absolute travesty.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

The Case Against Adnan Syed suffers from a lack of specificity. Pick an argument and thoroughly make it - as it is, it's just retelling the story briefly and catching us up to the appeal.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The four-part series proves a powerful mystery documentary in its own right while providing tremendous service to further ascertaining culpability of Syed.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is skilfully created, and mostly empathetically told by the director Amy Berg. And yet it's still uncomfortable to watch.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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If you listened to Serial, some of this will seem repetitive, but by no means all of it. And if you didn't, the series will give you everything you need to understand the phenomenal impact the podcast had.

Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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