Trial by Media: Season 1 Reviews

June 10, 2020
A rather variant take on trials 'contaminated' the media. At least some of the cases are related to this, yet others are inexplicably part of this. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2020
It's interesting, but it lacks real impact. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2020
Holds up an unflattering mirror to our culture. Even in the most serious matters, it charges, we are a deeply unserious, easily manipulated people.
May 21, 2020
Catnip for media, courtroom and doco lovers alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 18, 2020
...expect entertainment; do not expect depth in Trial By Media.
May 14, 2020
It's rightly troubled by just about everything: the press, the judicial and legal system, trash TV, laws that would outlaw trash TV, all of it.
May 12, 2020
It's a heartbreaker, with a genuine sense of uncovering and pointing to a terrible wrong.
May 12, 2020
Your enjoyment of Trial By Media will vary from episode to episode, but will also vary with how much you know and remember about a particular episode's case.
May 11, 2020
Each of these cases commanded public attention during the eras in which they played out, and what Trial by Media does exceptionally well is distill, in under an hour, the "big takeaways" from each episode
May 11, 2020
If this series had come along even ten years ago it may have felt more impactful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2020
This show doesn't crack the case on judiciously separating media coverage from criminal proceedings... Still, the docuseries delivers six solid episodes of true crime worthy of an all-at-once binge for genre fans.
May 9, 2020
The illuminating Trial by Media devotes an hour each to six high-profile and sensational criminal cases that drew the attention of news organizations from around the country and sometimes around the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 8, 2020
The series neither creates a timeline nor makes an overarching argument. We're left wondering: When journalists are in thrall to murderers, what is to be done?
May 6, 2020
Trial by Media isn't didactic; it lets the audience decide for themselves if the media's presence in our courtroom is a force for good or ill.