Unsolved Mysteries Vol.2 (2020) A Review

Not quite as good as the first volume for me.  But as a lover of true crime documentaries, I still enjoyed this a lot.

Certificate: 15

Starring: Pistol Black, Jane Green, Anne-Sophie Martin

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 6

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 50min Episodes

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

Part two of the first season of this rebooted favourite, here we get six more episodes featuring Unsolved crimes that people are still trying to find resolutions for.  In this volume, we deal with a few unsolved murders, an escaped prisoner, child kidnapping, and one odd episode about suspected ghost activity after a tsunami in Japan.

Once again, the true crime fanatic in me is delighted to have new information to digest.  This time around I feel the cases had a lot less variety than the previous ones.  That didn’t make them any less interesting to watch, and I am sure any other fans of crime documentaries will agree with me, but it did make it harder to watch back to back.  And as with the first volume, there was an odd episode thrown in there that just didn’t seem to fit in with the rest.  In volume one it was the episode about the UFOs, this time around, it is an episode about supposed ghost activity after a recent tsunami in Japan.  I understand that there used to be the occasional episode like this during the original series as well, but they probably stood out less as the seasons would run for longer and contain more episodes, so they would sort of blend into the background,  In this shorter series where we only get 6 episode at a time, they do feel very out of place.

Once again though I find it hard to rate this show based on it’s entertainment value.  Do I think you should watch this show? Yes, of course I do.  It has the same appeal as all true crime documentaries do, and this show will definitely fill that spot in your Netflix calendar.  But also, these cases are still ongoing, we see interviews with people who are still genuinely concerned and frustrated over the state of these investigations.  So maybe if enough people watch, some new information may come to light?  So I urge people to watch for that reason as well.

I think if you enjoyed volume one then you will more than likely enjoy this one as well.  But please remember these are real cases and these are real people.  Don’t judge it too harshly as this is people’s real lives, and they are just looking for answers.

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