Unsolved Mysteries: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Unsolved Mysteries

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Unsolved Mysteries' latest reboot is slick and features compelling cases, but fails to live up to the original's spookiness and gets lost in the current sea of true crime offerings.

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User Ratings: 44

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 1, 2020
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Critic Reviews for Unsolved Mysteries Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

The fact that the show is back is great, but it needs to do something to situate itself as "Unsolved Mysteries" and not another quasi-HBO documentary series. Change can be good, but sometimes you shouldn't mess with what has already worked.

Jul 2, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Our true crime obsession has gotten a bit more serious, and Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries is more than ready to satisfy it.

Jul 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Even if their motives are less than altruistic, well, the alien episodes are still fun.

Jul 2, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Does the O.G. still have something left to teach the genre it helped create? Yes. Case closed.

Jul 2, 2020 | Full Review…

The show keeps the same creepy piano theme music and fascinating crime tales to create a binge-worthy series that sheds new light on these controversial cases and, with the wide exposure of Netflix, might actually help to solve them.

Jul 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Thanks to the random macabre magic that resulted from giving her husband an unexpected spotlight, Unsolved Mysteries manages to satisfy both its old and new audiences and deliver at least one case that's as unique as it is baffling.

Jul 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Finally, there is a reboot worthy of its existence -- even when there is already an endless barrage of new true crime shows to select from.

Jul 9, 2020 | Full Review…

While entertaining and binge-worthy, the program needs work to stand on surer footing.

Jul 9, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

How close it is to the original, which ran from 1987 to 2002, is almost beside the point, although it manages to bring back its eerie vibe.

Jul 6, 2020 | Full Review…

If you are looking for an exact remake of Unsolved Mysteries with Robert Stack, you're out of luck. If you want a well done mystery show, you've got it.

Jul 6, 2020 | Full Review…

The cases themselves are compelling at the moment but not memorable after the fact, despite a few exceptions.

Jul 2, 2020 | Full Review…

The mysteries this new version discusses are fascinating.

Jul 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unsolved Mysteries: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Five out of the 6 episodes were intriguing and well-researched. The only exception was #5, the "Berkshire UFO," which was a stupid waste of time because it was all hearsay, no one's lives were changed as a result of an alleged UFO sighting and they didn't even offer an artist's rendering of what the craft supposedly looked like. The first episode "Mystery on the Rooftop," about the death of a man in Baltimore, stood out as the best. The series is kind of depressing, but intentionally or unintentionally, this show is a refreshing alternative to all those typical Netflix documentaries that make people believe everyone in prison was innocent and railroaded. It shows why 6,000 homicides go unsolved every year*....because the laws are so stacked against the police and prosecution that even when they find a BODY...and sometimes even if they have an EYEWITNESS, law enforcement is not permitted to indict or investigate further. In truth, these are not so much Unsolved Mysteries as they are frustratingly Unprosecutable Murders! In each episode (except #5), it's obvious to any viewer "whodunnit!" Maybe they should change the title to "Getting Away with Murder!" *If the Democrats take over this country you can expect that annual figure to skyrocket, as police departments are defunded and left without the resources to do their jobs.
  • 2d ago
    I used to love the original show. Anyway, this one was pretty good. I prefer the original because Robert Stack and the reenactments made it way better. But it was still good.
  • 3d ago
    Poorly done reboot. Seems like they stopped making it halfway through production. I liked how they incorporated a faint image of Robert Stack into the end of the introduction sequence. Overall, 2/5
  • 4d ago
    whatonwhatsgood.com I just Binged Watched #UnsolvedMysteries I thought it was great. The 1st episode really caught my attention. #netflix #whatonwhatsgood
  • 5d ago
    I really like this, but is really short episode, I hate it so i can give this series to five stars.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Maybe it's my problem that i expected something else... but don't found interesting watching the incompetence of a police department regarding resolving a simple crime.
  • Jul 04, 2020
    As a child, I loved being scared by the original. The re-boot smartly updates itself to fit with a more mature audience, spending an hour on one story fully allows the viewer to become immersed in the victim's life and/or death as well as addressing often-forgotten collateral damage that occurs when a loved one goes missing. I was enthralled with each episode from to finish and I hope that this show, like its predecessor, is able to bring some closure to these families as witnesses call in.
  • Jul 04, 2020
    Just watch the first episode and you will be hooked. I watched it all in one day!
  • Jul 04, 2020
    Entertaining enough, but mostly unworthy of the Unsolved Mysteries title. This is more or less your typical free-to-watch true crime doc with a UM veneer painted over either side. Interesting cases, but lacking that mysterious and scary element that made the original series so addictive. I hope in future seasons they take a look at what made Unsolved Mysteries a hit the first two times around and adopt a more complete approach instead of just skimming a generic crime story with an UM logo for the sake of views.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    50 minute segments that could be 20. No interview of people with opposing views. Netflix couldn't find a cop to explain why the whole department felt it was suicide (Reference episode 1)? Same stuff as Making a Murderer and all their other dragged out, narrative driven crime stories.

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