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Entertainment Getting tired of true-crime docos? This one will suck you back in

03:25  20 september  2019
03:25  20 september  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

Human remains dug up during excavation

Human remains dug up during excavation Police are investigating after what appears to be human remains were found at a property in Geelong yesterday. Bones were discovered at a house in Norlane during excavation works in the yard. © 9News Police are investigating after suspected human remains were found in a backyard in Norlane. The resident collected the bones and took them to a local police station to report the matter. A crime scene has now been established at the property and police are investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Edit Entertainment. 5 true crime docs that'll keep you guessing. After I watched this doc , I spent a few hours on the ‘net reading theories on Reddit. Similar from the Web. Tired of true - crime docos? Murder in the Bayou will suck you back in . With so many entertainment options, it's easy to

True crime documentaries, if done well, elicit the same kind of emotions people feel after watching 10 episodes of Making a Murderer on Netflix. Robert Durst incriminated himself on camera. A key witness in Randall Dale Adams’s trial was enough to get him off death row and released from prison.

With so many entertainment options, it's easy to miss brilliant streaming shows, movies and documentaries. Here are the ones to hit play on, or skip.

a person standing in front of a sign: Alice Wetterlund in comedy special on Amazon Prime. © Supplied Alice Wetterlund in comedy special on Amazon Prime. Murder in the BayouStan*

Just when you think you can't possibly deal with another big-ticket true-crime documentary series, along comes something else to get you sucked back in. This time it's Showtime's Murder in the Bayou, a five-part series that takes us inside the bloody terror that has for years gripped the small town of Jennings, Louisiana.

Mother accused of wilfully murdering baby boy in Kambalda 24 years ago was also a victim of crime

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Luckily, streaming services have plenty of true crime documentaries to satiate their needs. Though it’s ostensibly about two teenagers who commit a triple homicide just to get their hands on a car, its Herzog’s ability to get the people he interviews to bare their souls in unexpected ways that makes the

Get The Magazine. The best in culture from a cultural icon. Subscribe now for more from the authority on How 'Paradise Lost' laid the groundwork for today's true - crime - doc boom – and why, 20 years There is only one situation that would bring him back to West Memphis. “The state of Arkansas was

a man looking at the camera: Chad Richard in Murder in the Bayou episode 'A Body In a Canal'. © Courtesy of Showtime Chad Richard in Murder in the Bayou episode 'A Body In a Canal'. Well, the terror has gripped those who live on the wrong side of the railway tracks. For those on the good side, with its manicured neighbourhoods full of mock plantation mansions, it's not so much of a thing. Which is why it took the murders of no fewer than seven young women from the poor side – with all its unemployment, crack addiction and desperate nickel-and-dime sex trade - for local police to establish a multi-agency taskforce to investigate the crimes.

Director Matthew Galkin (Kevorkian) and journalist Ethan Brown (on whose book the series is based) compile riveting interviews with those around the murders – some of whom have been accused of certain murders themselves – to paint an ever more disturbing picture.

Man charged after violent crime spree sees police rammed, man shot

Man charged after violent crime spree sees police rammed, man shot A man has been charged with burglary, the theft of a motor vehicle, possessing ammunition and possessing a commercial quantity of drugs after the dramatic crime spree unfolded in Melbourne's north-west.

Get your true crime fix here! by Jenna DeLuca Millennials of New Jersey Mar 2, 2019. On your next night in, dial up the ole picture box and watch one of these 10 true crime docs ! Ever wonder what cult living is like? This group built their own "utopian" society in Oregon back in the '80s.

The true crime genre has exploded in recent years, with Making a Murderer and The Jinx captivating audiences and drawing interest to a cutthroat world. But after getting caught and receiving a life sentence, he learned how to read and got his case overturned.

Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is a Human and So Am IAmazon Prime Video

Four arrested after spate of violence in Sydney

  Four arrested after spate of violence in Sydney One man is fighting for his life and two others are also in hospital following two separate stabbings in central Sydney overnight.Police responded to reports of a brawl at a park off Pirrama Road at Pyrmont about 2.30am, witnessing a number of males fleeing when they arrived.

Think back to the 2003 “pizza bomber” incident, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably the footage of a man sitting handcuffed next to a car, slightly blurry from a camera’s long zoom. He had a device around his neck, and seemed to be getting increasingly agitated.

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Amazon Prime Video's first foray into original American stand-up comedy specials is on the whole resolutely unadventurous. Imagine dipping your finger in a tin of paint and then quickly trying to drip a drop on to four of the biggest bits of some demographic Venn diagram on the floor – without dropping a fifth drop – and you've essentially got the idea. And yet that process has somehow produced a real gem in the form of this hour from Alice Wetterlund.

Bear Grylls in You vs. Wild. © Supplied Bear Grylls in You vs. Wild.

In this particular bunch of specials, most of the talent budget presumably went on Jim Gaffigan, whose doughy-dad comedy is clean, apolitical and bland enough for pretty much anyone who doesn't particularly like stand-up (Amazon Prime also has his sitcom, which can at least boast Michael Ian Black in a supporting role).

Mum's heartbroken shame over 'gang member' son

  Mum's heartbroken shame over 'gang member' son We've seen the splashy headlines, frightening videos and smashed-up crime scenes. But in the chaos of Melbourne's youth-gang crisis, spare a thought for the forgotten victims. © A Current Affair Vivienne Loader spoke to A Current Affair's Reid Butler. I'm talking about the family members of the boys causing the violence. The mums and dads, sisters and brothers who've been left behind, forced to watch their loved ones spiral into a life of crime.My heart broke when I heard Vivienne Loader's story, featured in my A Current Affair piece on Monday about the new wave of kid street-gangs in Melbourne.


Then there's Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, whose cleverly written, sharply performed bad-mum double-act has a huge potential audience and is undergoing development as a network sitcom. And then there's Alonzo Bodden, who has been on the road for 25 years, who has some interesting observations about race and politics, but who demonstrates via the interminably long, name-dropping first anecdote of his special why he's not half as big as he might have been.

Mercifully, we also get Alice Wetterlund, a woman whose go-rounds through the wringers of life have left her with a gimlet eye for bullshit and a self-deprecating sense of humour counterbalanced by a self-confidence born of hard-earned self-knowledge. The first few minutes aren't the strongest, but once she hits her stride she hits it. An anecdote about a street fight that began with Wetterlund peeing in public while wearing part of a Cookie Monster costume leads into a chunk on the difficulties of her pre-sober period but it also digresses to reflect on the existential hell inhabited by the real Cookie Monster.

Woman found dead in Adelaide home sparks murder probe

  Woman found dead in Adelaide home sparks murder probe A murder investigation been launched into the death of a woman who was found stabbed to death inside a home in Adelaide's CBD.Major Crime detectives believe the victim was killed several days ago.

a group of people in a room: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell's, from left, Lady Pole (Alice Englert) and Arabella (Charlotte Riley). © Matt Squire Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell's, from left, Lady Pole (Alice Englert) and Arabella (Charlotte Riley).

When she shares her response to the tedious old question "You're a feminist – does that mean you hate men?" it's a little lightning bolt that starkly illuminates everything about the assumption. But Wetterlund doesn't get stuck to the flypaper of the personal-confessional; she's soon into a discourse on the weird lameness of modern mainstream country music that's keenly observed and which enables her briefly to use her singing chops to good effect. Let's hope we get a good deal more of it all in the future.

a girl sitting on a couch: An android bunny-boiler taking an alarming interest in kids in Better Than Us. © Supplied An android bunny-boiler taking an alarming interest in kids in Better Than Us. You Vs WildNetflix

Survivalist nutcase Bear Grylls is best known for drinking his own urine at the slightest provocation. So you'd think that this new interactive series would have a button labelled "Drink your own pee" on the screen at all times. Sadly, it doesn't – though it's not long before you get the chance to make Grylls eat a huge grub that evidently tastes disgusting. Pressing that button will no doubt be very appealing to the audience at which this is aimed via the Netflix Kids portal. Expect jungle, desert, mountain and ice.

Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellAmazon Prime Video

Singer Michelle Williams Is Tired of Getting Comments Meant for the Actress

  Singer Michelle Williams Is Tired of Getting Comments Meant for the Actress After actress Michelle Williams delivered an impassioned speech about pay equality at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, some people mistakenly started bombarding singer Michelle Williams with mean comments.“Let’s get one thing clear. How come when y’all are tagging and congratulating a person … do y’all see that I’m black when you go to my profile or tag, like when you search for the Michelle Williams?” the 40-year-old said on Monday, September 23. “I am black! OK? I ain’t mixed with nothing. I ain’t mixed with Persian, Russian.

Period-fantasy fans who have already chewed through Amazon's Carnival Row might want to turn their attention to this spellbinding series based on the novel by Susanna Clarke. With the Britain of 1806 hard pressed in the war against Napoleon, the rediscovery and military deployment of old-fashioned magicians might provide a much-needed advantage. Of course, they might not be terribly easy to find, or to control. This handsome BBC production was inevitably dubbed "Harry Potter for grown-ups", and it was certainly made with an intelligent adult audience in mind.

Better than UsNetflix

Isaac Asimov came up with three simple, sensible law for robots. Someone neglected to pass them on to Chinese-made sex robot Arisa (Paulina Andreeva), who finds herself smuggled into Russia and then going on the lam after smashing the first law on her first day.

On the human side we get loads of intrigue and insights into Russian society, family breakdown and the potential for an android bunny-boiler to take an alarming interest in your kids. It's all handsomely, thoughtfully made, and well worth checking out.

Kangaroo MobDocplay

A bittersweet documentary following the lives of several kangaroos that were part of a drought-driven invasion of Canberra's irresistibly green suburbs. The film is several years old now, but the broader issues remain every bit as relevant as Australia's wildlife and its human population try to find ways to coexist under growing environmental strain. The scientists working on Canberra's kangaroo problem here provide fascinating info about the lives of urban macropods, but viewers shouldn't bank on a happy ending for any individual animal.


Singer Michelle Williams Is Tired of Getting Comments Meant for the Actress .
After actress Michelle Williams delivered an impassioned speech about pay equality at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, some people mistakenly started bombarding singer Michelle Williams with mean comments.“Let’s get one thing clear. How come when y’all are tagging and congratulating a person … do y’all see that I’m black when you go to my profile or tag, like when you search for the Michelle Williams?” the 40-year-old said on Monday, September 23. “I am black! OK? I ain’t mixed with nothing. I ain’t mixed with Persian, Russian.

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