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June 26 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in July 2017

July is a month for laughs but hardly for crime and mystery. With several new standup specials in the works, death and deception take a backseat this month. However, Netflix is bringing us...
May 30 2017

Vote for Your Favorite True Crime Documentary

  Don't see your favorite? Let us know in the comments which recent true crime documentary you liked better!
May 29 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in June 2017

June continues the trend of adding great crime and mystery fiction, giving us a variety of classic movies, Netflix Originals, and current television shows. After a partnership with the CW, Netflix...
May 25 2017

Review: Netflix’s True Crime Documentary The Keepers

The story begins with two retired women who come together to try to solve the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, their former high school teacher. It sounds like the premise of a cute cozy mystery,...
May 11 2017

Who Killed Sister Cathy? Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Latest True Crime Documentary, The Keepers

The Catholic Church. Sexual abuse. A murdered nun. Netflix’s new 7-part docuseries, The Keepers: Who Killed Sister Cathy?, explores the intriguing and frustrating cold case of the murder...
May 8 2017

Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders

After a subpar season of Iron Fist, Netflix and Marvel look to get back on track when they unite all four of their heroes in the first season of The Defenders. Slotted for an eight-episode, August...
April 24 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May 2017

Finally! The month of May is a good one for fans of crime/mystery/thriller entertainment (as well as documentaries and comedy). In addition to the much anticipated 4th season of Sherlock, viewers...
April 17 2017

Shetland Now Available on Netflix!

There are few settings more suited to mystery and murder than the remote Shetland Islands. They lie north of Scotland, not far from the tip of Norway, and just east of Iceland. Only 16 of the 100...
April 14 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 Review: Episodes 11-13

Hello, and welcome back! Today, we bring my look at Netflix's latest Marvel Comics adaptation, Iron Fist, to a close. In this final installment, we'll examine the last three episodes: Episode...
April 7 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 Review: Episodes 8-10

Hello, and welcome back! It's time to begin our look at the back half of Netflix's latest Marvel Comics adaptation, Iron Fist. In this penultimate installment of my feature, we'll examine...
March 31 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 Review: Episodes 5-7

Hello, and welcome back to my look at Netflix's latest Marvel Comics adaptation, Iron Fist! Last time, we kicked things off with a look at episodes 1-4. Today, we'll reach the halfway point...
March 27 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2017

Since Netflix shifted their focus to original content, these lists have been getting a little one-sided as the streaming service continues to purge their backlisted material. The early part of...
March 24 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 Review: Episodes 1-4

Hello, and welcome back the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! My name is Dave Richards, and I was your guide in Criminal Element's look at the 2nd season of Netflix's television adaptation...
February 27 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in March 2017

Sometimes quality is better quantity—and that seems to be the case here with Netflix's March additions. While the list of good crime/mystery/thriller entertainment is sparse, we've...
February 23 2017

Reviewing the Queue: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

When discussing the oeuvre of Whoopi Goldberg, it’s important to remember that she started off with an incredible performance in The Color Purple. While it hasn’t always been downhill...
February 10 2017

The Best Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now

Oh the joy of binge-watching! Everyone has been talking about a show that you’ve promised yourself you’d “get to,” but somehow you never have the time when the episodes...
January 30 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2017

February is the month for love, which means Netflix went heavy on the romantic comedies and feel-good love stories. But love isn't all ooey-gooey and heartwarming—where's the crimes...
January 5 2017

5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

With the success of the podcast Serial and the HBO documentary The Jinx, several networks are getting into the true crime game. In addition to a couple of Netflix Originals, the popular streaming...
January 2 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January 2017

With the holidays over and a new year ahead, Netflix has made a promising start with a good amount of crime and mystery entertainment! Plenty of crime, murder, mystery, and mayhem to binge over...
December 30 2016

Best TV Shows of 2016

While the box office had a relatively weak year, the Home Box Office killed it with Season 6 of Game of Thrones and Season 1 of Westworld. Television seems to have surpassed film as the premier...
November 28 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in December 2016

The holidays are usually filled with uplifting, family-focused trite with feel-good endings. Rarely do you get the kind of murder and mystery us crime fans live for (after all, he sees you when...
October 31 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2016

It was announced that Netflix is putting a lot of money into developing more original content, and November seems to be dominated by it! With 8 new original series/movies making our list,...
October 26 2016

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1 Review: Episodes 11-13

After a slump that had Luke Cage getting wheeled on a gurney for almost three whole episodes, Cage and his show come roaring back to life in Episode 11, shielding decent people with his indestructible...
October 19 2016

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1 Review: Episodes 8-10

Like a lot of story types—Westerns, soap operas, romantic comedies—there are limits to what superhero tales can deliver. You don’t have to read too many Marvel or DC comics before...
October 13 2016

Media or Murder? Netflix’s Amanda Knox

Did she get away with murder? Or did she simply get caught in the line of fire? Don’t expect answers to such direct questions from this Netflix Original Documentary.  Key people...
October 12 2016

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 1 Review: Episodes 5-7

In 1994, Marvel Comics released a four-issue comic book miniseries by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross called Marvels, and it was built on an interesting concept: It told the stories of four classic superhero...
October 10 2016

Watch Marvel’s First Teaser Trailer for Iron Fist

For 1 minute and 27 seconds, everyone seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. This week at NYCC, Marvel unveiled the first trailer for their last Defender, Iron Fist—and no need to...
October 7 2016

Stranger Things Is the Best Thing to Happen to Its Genre

I'd been advised to watch Stranger Things from moment one; it was just a matter of getting to it. I am a child of the 80s, and I have always been—and remain—a Winona Ryder fan....
October 7 2016

Longmire 5.10, Season Finale: “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” Episode Review

Is that it? After a knock-‘em-down brawl between Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Walt (Robert Taylor) at the Red Pony, Henry won't press charges if Walt will drop the Hector business....
October 6 2016

Longmire 5.09: “Continual Soiree” Episode Review

Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) has changed the locks on the Red Pony and informs Malachi’s inquisitive lieutenant, Darius Burns (J.D. Havenstar), that “... nothing that happens in this...