I know that I usually write about crafts and home decor, but that is not what I am writing about today. I am going to share my love of the “dark side”. I can suppress the “dark side” with glue sticks and acrylic paint, but the holiday stress has brought it out. Before my DIY and home decor life, I worked as a private investigator on criminal cases…..primarily homicides. Today, I am going to share some of the “dark side”that I find entertaining with you.
If you find yourself trapped in an uncomfortable family moment, secretly pop in an ear-bud and indulge in one of these stories. These are not kid friendly, but a perfect distraction to rants about politics and shifty cousins.
Serial is a hugely popular podcast, a spinoff production of This American Life. This is a real story about the fate of a thirty-two-year-old man serving a life sentence, who may have been wrongfully convicted. What really happens in a homicide case does not always make it in front of a jury. A lot of people go to jail whether they’re guilty or not. I started listening to Serial during a recent trip to Charleston and I was hooked.
This is another true crime podcast about people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or stuck somewhere in the middle. Each episode of Criminal discusses a real-life crime story told by real people. These individuals could easily be your neighbors or friends. The episodes are short and I have been listening to them during my holiday shopping adventures at Target.
Transparent , an Amazon original series, is about a father transitioning to a woman and a selfish family with serious boundary issues. Transparent deals with the struggles of being trans in today’s society, but it also about a family’s reaction and their secrets. This is show a compassionate when it comes to the ambiguity of life and society . It is well written and and extremely interesting.
3. Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders is an addictive show is set in 1919 in Birmingham, England. Based on a real-life gang, Peaky Blinders is gritty and delicious. Think “Boardwalk Empire” + “The Sopranos” + ” Gangs of New York”. You can binge-watch all available episodes on Netfix.
Seriously, download a few episodes just in case you need them this week. You will thank me.