Dirty John: Season 1

Dirty John: Season 1

Dirty John: Season 1

Based on the podcast of the same name, this anthology series dedicates every season to a different true crime story centred on love gone horribly wrong. Season one features a Golden Globe nominated performance from Connie Britton (Nashville) as an Orange County interior designer pulled in by the charms of a romantic - and deceptive - man (Eric Bana, Munich).

2018USA
CrimeDramaTrue Story & Biography

Streaming (1 Provider)

Reviews & comments

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Viewers might be suckered into wanting to know exactly who this guy is, but the vanilla, passive depiction of his primary victim dulls any empathy for her struggle to the point where your only motivation to continue is to see how dark this story might get.

Variety

Variety

press

There are so many opportunities to flesh out both John’s story and the complicated and tragic Newell family history, and so far, the show eschews them in order to keep plugging away at the story as once written.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Some of the essential vitality and veracity of the material has been lost. In its place, I can't point to much insight or advantage added by the new medium.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s not nearly as compelling, and its continual efforts to make the characters and situations more palatable grow wearying.

CNN

CNN

press

The main problem with Dirty John, though -- both the character, and the series -- is that as structured here, his web of lies begin unraveling pretty quickly.

Collider

Collider

press

Dirty John is very entertaining, though it’s not without faults. It doesn’t dig very deep, or present Debra’s daughters as full characters, and its storytelling can be a little convoluted. But it never claims to be high art.

3.0
Salon

Salon

press

It has all the makings of a frivolous, ephemeral good time, a spiky bauble made to stand out among television's soft December offerings.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Glossy and well-acted, its transfer from your daily commute’s most suspenseful listening stretch ever to serviceable wine-and-laundry-folding companion show feels, all in all, a smooth one.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A dazzling matchup of pulp and prestige. ... Britton is perfectly cast as Debra. ... As Meehan, the actor [Eric Bana] pivots from charming to chilling and back with astonishing ease.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Viewers might be suckered into wanting to know exactly who this guy is, but the vanilla, passive depiction of his primary victim dulls any empathy for her struggle to the point where your only motivation to continue is to see how dark this story might get.

Variety

Variety

press

There are so many opportunities to flesh out both John’s story and the complicated and tragic Newell family history, and so far, the show eschews them in order to keep plugging away at the story as once written.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Some of the essential vitality and veracity of the material has been lost. In its place, I can't point to much insight or advantage added by the new medium.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s not nearly as compelling, and its continual efforts to make the characters and situations more palatable grow wearying.

CNN

CNN

press

The main problem with Dirty John, though -- both the character, and the series -- is that as structured here, his web of lies begin unraveling pretty quickly.

Collider

Collider

press

Dirty John is very entertaining, though it’s not without faults. It doesn’t dig very deep, or present Debra’s daughters as full characters, and its storytelling can be a little convoluted. But it never claims to be high art.

3.0
Salon

Salon

press

It has all the makings of a frivolous, ephemeral good time, a spiky bauble made to stand out among television's soft December offerings.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Glossy and well-acted, its transfer from your daily commute’s most suspenseful listening stretch ever to serviceable wine-and-laundry-folding companion show feels, all in all, a smooth one.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A dazzling matchup of pulp and prestige. ... Britton is perfectly cast as Debra. ... As Meehan, the actor [Eric Bana] pivots from charming to chilling and back with astonishing ease.

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