Parents' Guide to

The Lesson Is Murder

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Unique, distressing true crime show delves into criminology.

TV Hulu Reality TV 2023
The Lesson Is Murder: Graphic of the outline of a man's head with the top removed and an outline of the show's investigative team standing next to each other on top of the head. The show's title is displayed in a typed font across the eyes of the head.

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This show offers a unique and interesting take on the true crime genre by delving into the psychology of murderers rather than just solving the crime. The Lesson Is Murder viewers are taken on a journey alongside graduate students working toward their degrees in psychological criminology, led by a thoughtful and intelligent host, Dr. Fox. While some of the interactions may feel performative, the show provides comprehensive coverage of not just the crimes, but also the backgrounds and childhoods of the murderers, as well as interviews with victims' loved ones and convicted murderers. This show is sure to appeal to true crime fans looking for something new and thought-provoking.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 23, 2023
  • Cast: Bryanna Fox
  • Network: Hulu
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: March 23, 2023

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