Candy: Miniseries

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Emmy-nominee Jessica Biel reunites with the producers of The Sinner for this five-part saga based on the disturbing true crime... More

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Candy: Miniseries episodes

Episode 1.1

Friday the 13th

A normal day in the life of Texas housewife Candy... More Montgomery is interrupted by a beguiling incident. Meanwhile, Allan Gore, away on business, tries to contact his eerily absent wife Betty.

Episode 1.2

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Two years before the incident, Candy and Betty are shocked... More when their beloved pastor Jackie announces her divorce. Candy considers her own love life, while Betty takes on a troubled foster child.

Episode 1.3


Candy and Betty relish in new friendships.

Episode 1.4

Cover Girl

The truth closes in on the Montgomerys. Allan deals with... More the fallout of the previous day.


The Fight

Candy tells her story.

Candy: Miniseries | Ratings & Reviews

An addictive and disturbing take on the banality of domestic, suburban life with a gruesome true-crime murder at its centre. Jessica Biel – the peppy neighbourhood socialite – and Melanie Lynskey – the put-upon housewife – play fantastic opposites. 

"Don’t Google the story before you watch. Candy lets the tension build and wisely leaves the details of what happened that terrible day until the fifth episode."


"Presented in such an uneasy, patient "what lurks beneath suburbia" manner that it makes for an addicting vibe."


"Candy makes a good case that more true-crime dramas should be about the lead up and the aftermath of an event, not the event itself."


"(The) series' greatest strength is offering its own emotional interpretation of a 1980 death rather than trying to offer a definitive version."


"An unsatisfying telling of a compelling story."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Biel and Lynskey are typically phenomenal."

"True crime fans are sure to find things to appreciate... and fans of cinematic storytelling will appreciate the good cinematography and great performances, but in the end, Candy is a little bit of a mess. "

Slash FilmSlash Film

"All the performances are solid, but "quiet desperation" is a tough mood to maintain over five episodes..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Once it catches back up with the murder... Candy starts to show its seams."


"The framing of Candy is such a disappointment because Biel and Lynskey both do good work within it."


"The show’s consideration of the suffering that paves the way for murder stand outs in a true-crime genre that too often forgets about the lives behind the horror."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Its squandered potential is... frustrating."


"The performances... are sharp and convincing, and the unexpected turns... make this one of those fact-based productions where the less you know going in, the better."


"A fascinating psychological character study..."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Both Ms. Biel and Ms. Lynskey are terrific..."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

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