True Story Season 1 Review – a thrilling ride that is hard to take your eyes off

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: November 20, 2021 (Last updated: December 4, 2023)
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Netflix limited series True Story


Brilliant cast, brilliant story, brilliant ending. With several twists along the way, True Story is a wild ride. As for Kevin Hart, he becomes serious, and boy is he great.

This review of the Netflix series True Story Season 1 does not contain any spoilers.

Starring Kevin Hart as “The Kid”, a famous comic, True Story follows him during a groundbreaking tour when a tragic mistake from a night out with his brother Carlton (Wesley Snipes) threatens to destroy everything that he has worked for up to that point.

The trailer does a great job of providing just a glimpse of what will occur in True Story. With “The Kid” labelled as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, his journey starts off as being one to be very jealous of. Even one of the minor characters states, “It must be nice to be a celebrity”. That is until he becomes one of the most scandalous. 

After starring in a film that’s grossed over $1 billion at the box office, “The Kid” embarks on a tour before stopping in his hometown of Philadelphia. But their night of partying soon turns deadly, and the following morning the brothers have a body to dispose of. But that’s not even the exciting part; what follows is what will keep audiences gripped to the screen. Whilst waking up next to a dead body after a wild night of partying has been done several times before, True Story and the range of characters make it feel fresh. As a result, the seven episodes are a breeze to get through. With all episodes around half an hour in length (except for the first episode, which is an hour), True Story could definitely be watched in one sitting.

From the visionary behind Narcos, True Story becomes darker with each episode. Within the limited series, there’s a great story, violence, and as a result, a gripping journey. Some of the twists along the way are genuinely shocking as well; some moments will for sure keep the audience on their toes. Even though we’re coming to the end of 2021, Netflix may have just released one of their strongest limited series. 

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