Netflix viewers are calling Unsolved Mysteries the scariest true-crime series of 2020
6 July 2020, 14:44
Unsolved Mysteries is gripping Netflix viewers all around the world with its terrifying real-life cases.
True-crime fans assemble. Netflix have rebooted Unsolved Mysteries and people are calling it one of the best series of 2020.
Unsolved Mysteries famously debuted in the US on NBC in 1987 and quickly gained millions of fans. Each episode of the hit show would explore real-life cold cases and unexplained paranormal phenomena and viewers couldn't get enough of it. The show left NBC in 1997 but, since then, it's existed in various formats on CBS, Lifetime and Spike. It officially ended in 2010.
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Now, Unsolved Mysteries is back thanks to Netflix and the producers behind Stanger Things and it's already making buzz.
The reboot of Unsolved Mysteries launched on Netflix last week (Jul 1) with six new episodes and six new mysteries and the format isn't too dissimilar to the original series. Each episode uses re-enactments, as well as interviews and real footage, to paint a fully-realised picture of each unsolved case.
Volume 1 features everything from missing people and murders to UFOs and haunted houses.
You have the chance to solve a mystery. How did Rey Rivera end up dead at the Belvedere Hotel? Watch "Mystery on the Rooftop" on Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries. #unsolvedmysteries #mysterious pic.twitter.com/4LnxO1dKv4— Unsolved Mysteries (@Unsolved) July 3, 2020
"No Ride Home" and completely alone, a young Black man goes missing in rural Kansas. What happened to Alonzo Brooks the night of April 3, 2004? The FBI recently announced a $100k reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of Alonzo's death. #unsolvedmysteries pic.twitter.com/FUMVn1Qt0Y— Unsolved Mysteries (@Unsolved) July 1, 2020
“Berkshires UFO” made a quiet Massachusetts town question the existence of extraterrestrial life. What events unfolded on that September night in 1969? #unsolvedmysteries #ufos pic.twitter.com/X9wvtS4cwx— Unsolved Mysteries (@Unsolved) July 2, 2020
Unsurprisingly, viewers all around the world are hooked. One person tweeted: "Urgh. I should not have watched "Unsolved Mysteries" on Netflix before bed, now I'm going to stay awake for the next 14 years wondering where Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès is."
Another added: "Watching unsolved mysteries on Netflix and it IS BLOWING MY GOD DAMN MIND".
Urgh. I should not have watched "Unsolved Mysteries" on Netflix before bed, now I'm going to stay awake for the next 14 years wondering where Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès is. 😭— Minturn Alexander (@minturnalexandr) July 4, 2020
Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix is spooky AF.— Jez (@JezCorden) July 5, 2020
Unsolved Mysteries is back on Netflix cause 2020 isn’t scary enough.— Oscar Lopez Jr. ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾 (@allston_guy) July 6, 2020
Soooo who’s gonna watch with me? pic.twitter.com/rXTjef1MmH
Anybody else watched the unsolved mysteries on Netflix?, every episode got me like.. pic.twitter.com/Nu7e55GhMK— Kage (@MindOfKage) July 6, 2020
Watching unsolved mysteries on Netflix and it IS BLOWING MY GOD DAMN MIND— 𝕾𝖆𝖘 (@sasithonx) July 3, 2020
me: i’m too old now to believe in conspiracy theories smh i’m not paranoid— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@sparesushi) July 6, 2020
me watching unsolved mysteries: pic.twitter.com/TqzU8HYIcW
Me at the end of unsolved mysteries finding out that is it in fact, unsolved pic.twitter.com/VNV5P9KLqu— darlene (@darleneraye) July 6, 2020
If you can't enough of the series, it looks like you won't have to wait too long for more. Netflix picked up Unsolved Mysteries for 12 episodes, so Volume 2 is already in production. In other words, there could be six more episodes later this year.