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I (Almost) Got Away With It

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Ex-fugitive docuseries is violent and exploitative.

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I (Almost) Got Away With It seeks to entertain viewers by describing some of the strange and creative ways people try to get away from law enforcement. It also highlights the mistakes they make that lead to their capture. Adding to the drama are extremely violent reenactments, specific scenes of which are replayed throughout the entire episode.

People who like this sort of thing will find it interesting, but the nonchalant and unapologetic way most ex-fugitives talk about their crimes is disturbing. Discussions about the mistakes that law enforcement make and the loopholes in the system that make it easier for criminals to hide are frustrating, too. Ultimately, the show is less of a morality tale and more of an exploitation.

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