Dirty John” is a true-crime anthology series that explores the theme of love gone wrong, set against the backdrop of sunny Southern California. In the course of each season, viewers can follow a relationship from promising beginning to catastrophic end, raising the question of whether it’s possible to really know someone, even the person one loves most. Through exploring the nuances and reframing the narratives of well-known cases, the series serves to remind the audience that there are two sides to every story, and people are often not quite as they seem.
When They See Us was inspired by and tells the story of the Central Park jogger case from 1989.
The case involved Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old investment banker who was raped and assaulted as she went for a jog in Central Park, Manhattan on the night of 19 April 1989. She was almost beaten to death and was left in a coma for 12 days.
That night, five young men – four African American and one Hispanic – were arrested in connection with a string of attacks in the area committed by around 30 teenagers.
The five youths – Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise – were charged and tried for assault, robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder relating to Meili’s and other attacks in the park.
The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America’s first female self-made millionaire.
A Southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion intersect — more correctly, collide — with outrageously soapy results. Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a successful Christian television network. On the cusp of launching a digital retail arm of the company, the family’s patriarch, Eugene, dies in a plane crash, leaving his wife, Margaret, to take charge of the family business. Not surprisingly, Eugene’s apparent death greatly impacts the family, who are stunned to learn that Eugene fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will. Now, Margaret must use her business savvy and Southern charm to control her newly legitimized heirs, whose very existence threatens the Monreaux family name and fortune.
A photographer (Chris Messina) feels his commitment to his girlfriend (Rashida Jones) beginning to fade when he becomes obsessed with an enigmatic client (Meital Dohan).