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The voices of the dead come to life in this true-crime series which offers a unique look at some of the nation's most shocking murders. Each of the seven episodes will examine one case from start to finish, taking viewers inside the murder from the victim's point of view. Final Witness is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama, featuring interviews with real-life witnesses, prosecutors, law enforcement, family and friends, along with riveting scripted scenes, which thrust viewers into the heart of each crime. Shot on location around the world, infused with an indie-band soundtrack and cinematic style, Final Witness creates an unforgettable look at the human psyche at its darkest. Written by ABC Television Network

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ID's best show
23 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Admittedly I am a hardcore Investigation Discovery geek, and have seen almost every show multiple times. This is my favorite ID show. It is exceptionally well-done, from the music chosen for episodes, the resemblance of the actors to the actual people, the respectful yet all-engrossing way the stories are told, the camera shots and settings. The way the cases are told from the victim's POV makes you see things in a new light, even if, as another reviewer noted, these are familiar stories that we've seen before. It's the most empathetic of the ID's shows that I've seen. Of course, warnings apply for graphic depictions of dead bodies, etc., so not for squeamish or young people. Highest recommendation!!!


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