'The Act' offers up true crime at its most heart-wrenchingly exploitative

Technology 22-3-2019 Mashable 15
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Warning: Spoilers for The Act lie ahead.

I'm a fan of true crime the same way some people are fans of Halo Top. 

After a long day, I'll crack open nearly any true crime account and eat up the terrifying, true-to-life details with a metaphoric spoon. Whether it's a movie, series, or podcast, I live for moment-to-moment reconstructed investigations, retrospective interviews with emotional eyewitnesses, and the big reveal of that one mistake that gets the criminal caught. Put plainly: True crime is very much my thing.

So, you can imagine my surprise when only an hour and a half into The Act, I had an overwhelming urge to turn off the TV —  and then possibly throw up. This is true crime in its most brutal and most transparently self-serving form. Read more...

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