As the trial of Alex Murdaugh continues, the new docuseries "Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal" has recently landed on Netflix
While the series has timely subject matter, it falls short in terms of its overall quality. The production, which spans three episodes,
This gives the series a disjointed and hurried feel, with the younger participants being particularly ineffective in telling the story.
Given the scattered nature of the series, it would have benefited from a narrator to provide more coherence.
Unfortunately, this is not the case, and the audience is left to listen to the group of friends who were affected by the tragic boat accident that led to the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach.
Their accounts are accompanied by blurry reenactments that look like they were taken from a low-budget horror movie.
Although the title of the series references the murder of Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Maggie, which led to the trial of Alex
this is not the main focus of the first two episodes. Instead, the series focuses on the details surrounding the boat crash.
Those who were present describe how Paul, who was known to drink excessively, was driving the boat, and how Alex and his wealthy family
In conclusion, while "Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal" has the potential to be an engaging true-crime docuseries