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The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness: Limited Series (2021)
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Terry's descent down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories around David Berkowitz fuels Sons of Sam but it's handled in such a tabloid, sensational way with the kind of logic that makes real journalists furious.
In the more than capable hands of director Joshua Zeman, The Sons of Sam becomes as much a profile of Terry's obsessive attempts to re-open the case...
The series' overly familiar and impersonal form dominates, overwhelms, even obscures its ample, fascinating substance.
Unfortunately, the fact that these are all just theories means that The Sons of Sam feels, by the end of its four-hour running time, extravagantly unnecessary.
An occasionally interesting story, full of chilling possibility. But it also misses the dark forest for the trees.
Like so many of Netflix's murder docs, there is a grim thrill to it all and it does hook you in, but it's ultimately hollow.
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18h agoUnfortunately for Terry ( in more ways than one ) Mindhunter covered most of this detail regards the serial killer "cabal", but it did it in a more appealing [sic] and stylised manner. This is literally a regurgitation of historical telecasts and supposition. It's as dated in approach as the content.