The Investigation: Season 1 Reviews

February 9, 2021
This feels like a new direction for true crime, an antidote of sorts to the showier serial killer documentaries that seem to be everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2021
It feels truthful, and is deeply affecting, and is incredibly tense even though you know the outcome. There is nothing schlocky about it at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 2, 2021
The Investigation eschews any vulgar trappings typical of the genre, choosing to methodically shine a light on the worst parts of humanity rather than letting them linger unchecked in the spotlight.
February 1, 2021
As an effort to inject some personal domestic drama into an investigative piece it's a misfire.
February 1, 2021
It's a slow-moving, slow-burning six-part drama that is a variant on the Scandi-noir template; it's a new and strangely mesmerizing type of true-crime series anchored in deeply understated acting and plot development.
February 1, 2021
It's poignant TV, and it's deliberately slow so the few moments when there's finally a big break in the case feel like a sharp, sudden relief. Still, The Investigation is also a reminder of why very little crime TV is like this.
January 29, 2021
Its intense unity of vision makes The Investigation the first great scripted series of 2021.
January 26, 2021
Even with an extensive epilogue dedicated to Wall and her parents' endeavors to remember their late daughter... the show can't help feeling like it's also sidelining the real-life woman without whose death it would have never existed.
January 25, 2021
Shame. A spot of torture and 'tache-twirling would've spiced up proceedings no end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2021
The show's center is not the gruesome details of Wall's murder, but the process of investigation itself. It's a procedural in the truest sense of the word.
January 25, 2021
Though the horror of this case certainly casts an indelible shadow over The Investigation, it never overwhelms the unshowy, everyday goodness on display at every turn. Lindholm has certainly achieved his mission of making a story about heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2021
In its own way, it's a radical vision of a man determined that justice will be served.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5