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Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder.

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Extremist cult docuseries has sexual assault, murder.

TV Peacock Drama 2023
Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murders TV show poster: A close up of a hari krishna man is shown with raised hands and a glowing light behind him.

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A gripping exploration of the Hare Krishna movement in America and Western Europe, specifically an extremist sect in the hills of West Virginia during the late 1960s. The unbelievable tale told by Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murders. has hit men, whistle blowers, brainwashing, a man who believes himself to be a living god ,and even a few cameos by the likes of The Beatles and Steve Jobs. The storytelling doesn't shy away from portraying the grim living conditions at the commune, which, while morbidly fascinating, is also hard to watch, especially considering the children who lived there. Above all, this series offers another sobering lesson on the corrupting influence of power. Despite the numerous atrocities detailed, Krishnas: Gurus. Karma. Murder. manages to conclude on an unexpectedly hopeful note. For those seeking a thought-provoking and historically rich story, this series is a perfect fit.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 24, 2023
  • Cast: Mike McCarthy
  • Network: Peacock
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: December 11, 2023

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