Dirty John S1 - Bravo True Crime Series - Spoilers

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  1. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    As a true crime addict and a fan of content with strong, independent, yet “foo-foo” women characters, the first episode was appealing.

    I never heard the podcast so I’ll need to check that out also.
     
  2. Howie

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    I missed the first one on Bravo, but it repeats on USA tomorrow night and I have that set to record. I like Connie.
     
  3. jr461

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    I wasn't aware that this was based on a true story until after I saw the first episode (at my wife's behest).

    All through it I was complaining how predictable it was, that he is a bad guy, the daughters see it and she doesn't and probably won't believe them until she or they are in very deep trouble.....but now that I know it's a true story I'm interested :cool:
     
  4. NorthAlabama

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    my sis and i agreed, the first ep was - well - disappointing. she's a big connie britton fan, we both like jean smart, i'm usually game for any crime drama/limited series/true story, but the production values and writing came across as cheap, with a movie of the week vibe. while i generally haven't enjoyed many of eric bana's performances, i felt his was the strongest performance.

    haven't deleted the 1p (yet), there's not a lot of new competition during the winter break, and i'm still holding out hope for improvement.
     
  5. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    I am a huge fan of Julia Garner (the "nice" daughter) and this series is highlights her acting range at a pretty young age. Aside from loving a curly girl :) she's been terrific in all the roles I've seen her in. (The Americans as a teenage daughter of a target of the Jennings and of course in Ozarks as the "hillbilly" daughter with a ton of natural smarts and tough as nails.)
     
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    Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Still enjoying it.

    Normally, I’ll not tolerate spoilers but since it is based on a true story, I had to find out what happens to these people. That knowledge makes certain characters even more interesting.
     
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    I'm also still watching this one. Since I pretty much watch 95% of the shows on the ID channel (real crime), I had seen a couple different shows about this particular guy so, as much as I can remember, I know about his deeds.

    I'm enjoying the show for the most part. Sometimes I get anxious if things move too slowly but that's just me. :)
     
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    Cainebj

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    I'm loving it and kindof enjoying how slowly they are revealing how "dirty" the guy is...
    I've been avoiding any of the details of the true story. I'll research that after the series ends.
     
  9. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    This last episode was intense! The wife's "deer in headlights" persona, which irritated me up til now, finally paid off in her scenes where she had to pretend to be clueless.
     
  10. Beryl

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    I loved the "going to the chapel to pray" excuse to leave the hospital room.

    She was an idiot though. It would be different if she was like the first wife financially. She has plenty of resources for an investigation before marrying the creep.
     
  11. Beryl

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    Well that was satisfying. Watching zombie genre pays off.

    The after-show documentary did underscore the cluelessness of the last wife. (Bless her heart.). Interestingly, the feisty sister didn’t do the killing and also didn’t want her face shown on the documentary.
     
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  12. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    I just saw a couple of minutes of they Oxygen documentary and was struck by how well Connie Britton nailed Debra! And Debra looked a bit like Jean Smart too.
     
  13. Cainebj

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    I thought that final scene in the parking lot was so out there, I was having trouble believing it was real and wasn't going to be a dream of some kind. The actress who plays the younger daughter who gets attacked is extraordinary - I've been watching her in Ozark where she is also pretty great.
     
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  14. nyny523

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    Wow.

    I recorded so I didn't see the after show, but it was a good ending.

    My only question is (and I could be totally wrong so help me out here), but at the very beginning of the first episode, didn't they show a couple of bodies? One wearing a leopard print blouse? What was that about? Or am I totally remembering incorrectly? I was surprised at the ending because it didn't match those images...
     
  15. Cainebj

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    Her name is Julia Garner - I think we are going to see great things from her...
     
  16. zalusky

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    I missed recording the documentary. I could not find it when searching for a replay. Is it available somewhere?
     
  17. tivotvaddict

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    I think we already have :) She not only was in Ozarks, she had a recurring role on The Americans (phenomenal!), was in Sin City, and in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (i didn't see this last one).
     
  18. sharkster

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    As to the actor Julia Garner - is that really her voice?

    I mostly enjoyed this limited series but the Debra character was so profoundly annoying that there were a few times when I just wanted to delete and move on. I don't do well with folks who are so - well, either obtuse or willfully ignorant.

    I also watched the other piece, with the actual people from the story, and enjoyed that too. I had seen the story probably a couple of times on one of the 'real crime' shows I watch but I had actually forgotten how the story ended, so that part was like new for me.
     
  19. Beryl

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    The 2 hour documentary, "Dirty John, The Dirty Truth", is airing on Oxygen Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I also see it On-Demand (Xfinity).
     
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  20. zalusky

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    Thanks. Put in a record for it. It did not show up when I did a search earlier.
     

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