The Killing Season: Season 1 Reviews

March 16, 2021
I wholeheartedly recommend this chilling series. Not only does its moody tone play like a beacon to true-crime fans, but Zeman and Mills' travel-stacked investigation is laced with intense moments and unnerving discoveries.
March 16, 2021
At its best when it drops its largely ineffectual true crime trappings and focuses on the much broader story at its heart: the social context of a nation full of women who have largely been abandoned by the system put in place to protect them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2021
After all the overheated "investigating," the cloak of high-mindedness, which these filmmakers reach for about once an episode, fits uneasily.
November 29, 2016
Too often, the series replicates the salacious tabloid coverage it aims to displace.
November 11, 2016
The documentarians are also skilled entertainers, which may explain why The Killing Season tends to err on the side of warning the audience that monsters walk among us.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 10, 2016
Not nearly enough fresh information on the Long Island case, and cluttered with tangents that seem to lead nowhere, The Killing Season still makes its case - a terrifying one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 8, 2016
n the style of the series' Oscar-winning producer Alex Gibney, it combines lots of interviews, archival footage, scenes of tense encounters, and other elements that make it equally substantive and sensational.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5