Netflix review – Unsolved Mysteries another great series revival


Mary Forbes

Turn Back the Unsolved Clock: Back in 1987 when Unsolved Mysteries first aired, nobody was watching on a laptop. But now that Netflix has revamped the original title series, a whole new audience can tune in for a whole new slew of mysteries.

As a self proclaimed horror-film aficionado, I’m incredibly excited about the upcoming holiday: Halloween. The spooky season brings trick-or-treaters, jack-o-lanterns, and a new array of scary films and true crime mysteries. Currently in Netflix’s Top Ten, Unsolved Mysteries is truly quenching the thirst of all thriller fanatics. 

Not to be mistaken for the 1987 NBC series Unsolved Mysteries, hosted by Dennis Farina, this Netflix original focuses on modern mysteries. From the disappearance of a loved hair stylist, to the murders of the picture-perfect French family, each episode covers the entirety of every riddling case. With personal interviews and real-life footage, Unsolved Mysteries covers all the nooks and crannies. And by the end of the episode, you are left in an aura of mystique. 

The first episode focuses on the eerie disappearance of a Baltimore screenwriter. His average persona and ideal lifestyle makes his vanishment quite the conundrum. And although it confused family members and the local police, it even boggled the minds of FBI investigators. The stories shared in remembrance of their lost loved ones, although incredibly emotional, give the viewer a strong sense of love and connection towards the case. You’ll find yourself googling more information and case details, hoping to assist in finding a solution.

Although some stories have grim details and heartbreaking events, the overarching development of every episode is exceptional. Each with a personalized spin and hair-raising chains of events, you’ll be left on the edge of your seat. So after watching some classic Scooby-Doo, be sure to catch up on  Unsolved Mysteries, before the highly anticipated release of season two.