In December of 1998, the body of telemarketing manager David Stevens is found in a torched car in La Jolla, California, the victim of homicide. Detectives encounter a rogue's gallery of suspects and ...
The heartbreaking, mystifying and unbelievable stories of loved ones who have disappeared and the families that never give up hope. Some stories remain unresolved; some reveal tragic ... See full summary »
Christopher Crutchfield Walker,
With haunting, real-life 911 calls as its through-line, Murder Calls is true-crime storytelling taken to a new level. Each episode pivots on the contents and subtext of 911 calls, which investigators must decipher to uncover the truth.
Every second of every day, millions of Americans are caught on CCTV. Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives. But a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes. See no ... See full summary »
I have always been a big fan of the show. It was a great true crime show that revealed in the cases it documented, that there are more than just one suspect and the most obvious is not always the killer. But after watching the present season in 2014 season I am severely disappointed. The narration is so bad I can only compare it sounding like a "Creepy old pervert talking in a loud whisper". It sounds cheap and is very badly executed that it feels like a different show. It is like the voice-over is for some dated porno NOT a program about murder. Every sentence is executed with a rather overblown sexual overture. How the producers could allow standards to fall so bad is beyond me. I do not see this lasting another season.
The show now feels sorely dated like it's an old 70's or 80's detective soap style show instead of a true crime re-enactment. I was so shocked when I tuned into the new season that I couldn't believe it was the same show or from the year 2014.
Whoever thinks a loud whisper is a great narration technique should learn that it only belongs on the casting couch. Avoid this show unless you love a good old 80's throwback.
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