Unsolved Mysteries: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
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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: 65

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Air date: Jul 1, 2020

Rey Rivera vanishes after leaving his home. His car is discovered days later. A strange sight at a hotel kicks off a mystery.

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Patrice Endres vanishes from her business in a short space of time. 600 days later, the case takes a dark turn.

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An aristocrat and her family suddenly vanish. The investigators discover gruesome information.

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Alonzo Brooks goes missing after a party. His body is discovered one month later. Many are sure his unsolved murder was a hate crime.

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Inhabitants of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, recall a terrifying night in 1969. They detail the events following a UFO's arrival.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2020

Lena Chaplin once stated her mother murdered her stepfather. Years later, she vanishes after being issued a subpoena.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Unsolved Mysteries Season 1

All Critics (23) | 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…

Normally I don't require hand-holding, but with documentary storytelling this mediocre, an authoritative host might have compensated for a total lack of tone.

Jun 30, 2020 | Full Review…

What makes the reboot so strong is each episode unfolds like a narrative mystery, with fully fleshed out "characters" - a.k.a. real people whose lives and emotions are allowed space, providing much-needed context to the crime at hand.

Jun 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The mysteries this new version discusses are fascinating.

Jul 1, 2020 | Full Review…

The reboot argues loudly to keep the series going, with Netflix taking a calculated risk that will pay off with the fans.

Jun 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This version of Unsolved Mysteries is crisp and watchable, but it fails to live up to the original's unique spookiness.

Jun 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The original series is near and dear to its legion of fans. A revival was always going to be risky. Netflix pulls it off by using the old formula with enough tweaks to make it work for today's audience.

Jun 29, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The new Unsolved Mysteries benefits from Netflix's usual high production values for nonfiction programming, but there's no reason for these episodes to drone on as they do; there's not enough story to support their running time.

Jun 25, 2020 | Full Review…

If you enjoyed the original series, the Netflix revival offers a hint of nostalgia and an abundance of true-crime intrigue.

Jun 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Unsolved Mysteries: Season 1

  • Aug 16, 2020
    Brought back some of the old memories when watching this as a kid. Very well done, outside of the UFO episode. Looking forward to more seasons.
  • Jul 27, 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyed this show, gripping and informative to the end. Only wish there was more episodes!!
  • Jul 16, 2020
    I think the show is good, I just don't think it's Unsolved Mysteries. I mean it has the music at the beginning and at the end but other than that it just feels kind of like any other mysteries or cold case show. The format is completely different and a bit generic.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Ooooh I love this. Never watched the OG series but I'm all in for true crime and mysteries! Absolutely chilling and fascinating. Truly hope that all of the cases will be solved soon!
  • Jul 10, 2020
    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.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    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.
  • Jul 08, 2020
    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
  • Jul 07, 2020
    whatonwhatsgood.com I just Binged Watched #UnsolvedMysteries I thought it was great. The 1st episode really caught my attention. #netflix #whatonwhatsgood
  • Jul 07, 2020
    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.

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