Unsolved Mysteries – (P)Review

Ask anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s to name a song that would instantly send chills up their spine and I’m willing to bet you that most would tell you Unsolved Mysteries. When Netflix announced last year that they would be resurrecting this series from the dead I was instantly on board.

I’ve seen the first 6 episodes which come out July 1 of the planned 12 episode first season. One thing that fans of the original series will pick up on right away is there is no longer any host. The late Robert Stack was the face of the series but I feel like they made the right decision to not replace him. They do a wonderful job paying homage to him in the opening credits. Pay close attention. Instead of having a host, who steps into frame to give insight of each episode, they instead to solely stick to the narrative being told by people who were directly involved in the incidents.

If there’s one thing to be said, the docu-series people at Netflix really know how to build an engaging show.

Fans of the series will remember that Unsolved Mysteries often dealt with missing persons, murder and paranormal/UFOs can rest assured that nothing has changed. While most of the first 6 episodes do deal with murder/missing persons, there is 1 that speaks to those of us who love a good UFO abduction. I’ve watched these episodes twice and still, there’s one that I found to be especially haunting. Episode 3 House of Terror is still on my mind weeks later.

If you’re looking for something interesting and mind twisting at times, Unsolved Mysteries is sure to be a hit.

You can see the first 6 episodes on July 1 only on Netflix

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