For those who like bingeing on dark, compelling true crime narratives, this list of crime docuseries is worth checking out.

Athlete A

 

Athlete A

 

This is a disturbing yet compelling story about the sexual abuse scandal that struck the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team in 2016. It is centred around Dr. Larry Nassar, the osteopathic physician who served as the doctor for the USA Gymnastics women’s team for over 29 years. In a 2016 investigation undertaken by The Indianapolis Star, it was revealed that Nassar had abused dozens of young women athletes in the name of conducting “routine” examinations and physical therapy sessions.

Watch on: Netflix

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

 

 

Directed by documentary filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, this heartbreaking miniseries recounts the details of the 2013 murder and abuse of Gabriel Fernandez, who was constantly let down by a system that repeatedly turned a blind eye to his sufferings. Even regular true-crime show viewers will find this one hard to stomach.

Watch on: Netflix

I’ll be Gone in the Dark

 

 

This six-part HBO true-crime documentary series chronicles author Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the Golden State Killer, who was accused of committing over 13 murders and 50 rapes between 1974 to 1986. Adapted from McNamara’s eponymous book, the show mixes archival footage of McNamara and many others to piece together the story of a woman who dedicated herself to solving one of the most shocking cases she had ever come across.

Watch on: Disney+Hotstar

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

 

 

If you claim to be a fan of the true-crime genre and you are still not aware of Ted Bundy, you have really been living under the rock. After Charles Manson, Ted Bundy was probably the most notorious serial killer of the last century. A bunch of documentaries have been made on this guy, but what sets this five-part docuseries apart from the rest of the crowd is the examination of Bundy’s heinous crimes and psychology through the lens of his long-time girlfriend, Elizabeth Kendall.

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video

McMillions

 

 

The excellent wordplay in the name itself pretty much tells you what it is about. The show charts the events of McDonald’s $24 million fraud that was neatly concealed behind a sales promotion campaign that ran between 1989 and 2001. Initially, the company greatly benefited by the promise of giving away a million dollars to winners. But the scam got discovered soon, and it became obvious that the company had nothing to give out.

Watch on: Disney+Hotstar