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It Was Him

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Serial killer docuseries is implausible, over-the-top.

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This far-fetched true crime series attempts to create a plausible narrative that explains how multiple cold-case murders were committed by the same person. Cameron unwaveringly points out coincidences between unrelated killings that were committed over a 60-year period as a way of justifying his belief that Edwards committed them all. Meanwhile, brief excerpts of interviews with the killer, his relatives, and family members of the victims reveal the horrors behind the crimes.

Cameron's obsession with connecting Ed Edwards to what feels like an endless list of the country's most high-profile murders is a little disturbing. His theories are also difficult to take seriously -- so much so that even Wayne Wolfe Jr. appears incredulous at times. The ominous music and other elements intended to increase the drama only contribute to this. Ultimately, It Was Him is a series that presents lots of conjecture, and very little substance.

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