Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields is another great crime docuseries that highlights the long line of tragic murders that have failed to be solved.
We review the Netflix series Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields, which does not contain spoilers.
Crime history junkies (like me) can rejoice as Netflix continues to pump out the content to feed our appetite in the new series Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields. Does the series continue the run of great docuseries from Netflix? Let’s dive in.
The series opens with an explanation of the “killing field,” where it seems that women were being abducted in 1983 and all dumped into this field. Then, you hear some of the families talk over the top of the story about how these cops failed these families and how they refused to give up on finding their kid’s killers. Finally, a ton of new evidence has come to the horizon, leading us to the present day and opening the conversation again.
The League City Police Department declined requests to be interviewed for this documentary.
When that came across the screen during episode one, it blew me away. One of the craziest things to watch in these crime documentaries is how often the police have failed families. Throughout each of these, we hear about how they had the killer or didn’t do enough to catch the killer. For example, from 1971 to 1977, eleven girls went missing, and there were no answers. Of course, I understand that technology is different, and information being shared between the police stations across state lines didn’t happen, but why? Why would none of these stations work together to take down these killers? It’s so absurd.
As a parent, the most terrifying thing in the world is the idea of your kid going missing. I sat here and listened to these families talk about their kids going missing, which broke me. You feel like you failed your kid and are helpless in trying to find them. I like watching these crime docs, but when it hits close to home like these, it makes you think deep down if you are doing everything you can to protect your own.
The three episodes all have important things that add to the overall product, but this is another case where we see a series that could’ve been one big documentary. I don’t love how Netflix (and other streaming platforms) make things longer than they should be. Time and time again, you feel like, alright, we get the point. Can we move on? Instead of three fifty-minute episodes, make a one-and-a-half-hour documentary and call it a day.
Overall, I’ve seen so many of these crime docuseries and still am in shock at how in awe each of them leaves me. Each series has similar beats in structure, but the family’s heartfelt testimony always guts me. If you are a fan of these crime series, you will eat these series up like I did and walk away, blown away by how long these murders went on. I highly recommend checking Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields out.
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