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Netflix Fans Are Calling 'Unsolved Mysteries' 'The Best Thing About 2020'

Netflix Fans Are Calling 'Unsolved Mysteries' 'The Best Thing About 2020'

Unsolved Mysteries, the Netflix brand new docuseries that dropped on the streaming service earlier this week, has got Twitter's amateur detectives out in force.

Masterminded by the creators of Stranger Things (that's enough incentive to watch for us, tbh) the show is an imaginative reboot of the NBC and CBS series that ran for 12 years between 1987 and 1999.

The original show cracked open an incredible 260 unsolved cases, and the new format blends its signature elements with a more modern and immersive kind of storytelling.

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Each episode explores an unsolved case, using a combination of re-enactments, interviews and archive footage to delve into the mystery.

Along the way, you can expect testimony from journalists, detectives, friends and family members.

If you, like us, your believe your MI5 acceptance letter must have been lost in the post, then this show is for you.

Six episodes are available to watch on Netflix - and fans are calling the series "mind blowing", "10/10" and "the best thing about 2020".

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"The best thing about 2020 is that unsolved mysteries is on Netflix," said one enthusiastic Twitter user.

Another gripped fan wrote: "UNSOLVED MYSTERIES IS MY SH*T! Best thing @netflix has done is bring us ALL NEW episodes! On a side note, who has seen episode 2 can we please discuss? Lol.

The show is an imaginative reboot of the NBC and CBS series that ran for 12 years between 1887 and 1999 (Credit: Netflix)
The show is an imaginative reboot of the NBC and CBS series that ran for 12 years between 1887 and 1999 (Credit: Netflix)

"Watching unsolved mysteries on Netflix and it IS BLOWING MY GOD DAMN MIND," commented a third.

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While a fourth said the show was "truly heartbreaking and mind blowing. definitely 10/10."

Even the trailer is giving us goosebumps. You can watch it at the top of this article.

The first episode, Mystery on the Rooftop, looks at the case of Rey Rivera - who was believed to have died by suicide after jumping off Baltimore's Belvedere Hotel roof.

Viewers will watch as the series delves into whether Rey's tragic death was all that it seemed.

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Next up, 13 Minute takes a look at the case of Patrice Endres, who disappeared from work in the middle of the day, within just a 13-minute window of time.


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Meanwhile, House of Terror delves into the tragic case of Count Xavier Dupond de Ligonnes' wife and four children - who were found dead under the porch of their family home back in 2011.

A manhunt ensued after he was believed to have murdered them, but he was never found.

The fourth episode in the series, No Ride No Home?, focuses on the case of Alonzo Brooks, who had been missing for one month when police found his body in an area they had already searched.

If you're fascinated by alien sightings, the fifth episode looks at five witness statements who all claimed to have had an experience with a UFO back in 1969, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.



Could they all have been true alien sightings?

The final ep, Missing Witness, delves into will look into the disappearance of Lena Chapin, who confessed to helping her mom get rid of of her murdered step-father's body when she was just 13.

Unsolved Mysteries is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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