Unbelievable: Season 1 Reviews

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October 7, 2019
This story about the pursuit of a serial rapist in California could have been lurid or tacky, but instead it's commendably thoughtful and spends almost all its time on the victims and their struggle to be believed.
October 4, 2019
On Unbelievable, we really see a difference between what happens to survivors who are believed and the ones who are written off from the start.
October 3, 2019
Further, while the writing is definitely elevated by the quality of the cast, the script is lean and moves along at a snappy pace, striking a perfect balance between exhilarating tension and deep despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 2, 2019
Unbelievable is the best, most human, most complex police procedural I've seen in a long, long time.
October 2, 2019
Toni Collette and Merritt Wever are an instantly likable female empowered duo that I want more of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 30, 2019
Unbelievable is an engrossing and perfectly put together series.
September 27, 2019
Amazing, enraging and utterly absorbing.
September 27, 2019
One of the most comprehensive and involving examinations of crime ever presented on either the big or small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2019
Powerful, sympathetic drama shows a victim's side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2019
[A]bout 10 hours after I had started watching, I found myself finishing episode eight, completely overwhelmed by the humanity, intelligence and warmth of this brilliant show.
September 24, 2019
This is based on true events and it is excellent and insightful and important and also works as a straight-up taut, gripping thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 23, 2019
This is biting, gripping, and not least moving.
September 23, 2019
Unbelievable might be the first cop show to focus not on how "impartial objectivity" is the only way to handle an investigation, but how much that objectivity can actually f*ck it.
September 23, 2019
It makes great television.
September 23, 2019
That is precisely the narrative decision that the series creators have taken: what matters is the word. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 19, 2019
What takes it to the next level are the finely honed performances by the three lead actresses as well as a meticulous deconstruction of how the criminal justice system treats those brave enough to report sex crimes, and whom it chooses to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2019
Series such as... Unbelievable do something else too: They impose justice on a world that is anything but fair.
September 19, 2019
Unbelievable is a riveting and, ultimately, vindicating watch in its own right, but it's also a useful counterpoint to how such series are typically made.
September 19, 2019
While not a spotless transition from article to script, it's very much a "show, don't tell" portrayal of the real-life events and fallout, which lands in a must-watch spot that is thought-provoking without being preachy.
September 18, 2019
Unbelievable isn't light viewing. But in defending reality against received wisdom and eschewing suspense in favor of insight, it makes a plea for revising simplistic rape narratives.
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