Synopsis: The iconic series UNSOLVED MYSTERIES is back! Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable — from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery. 

Unsolved Mysteries has been off the air since 2010. Until now that is. Netflix and streaming platforms are bringing back nostalgic programs. One being Unsolved Mysteries. We live in a society obsessed with murder mysteries, UFO abductions, and other paranormal things that go bump in the night. It’s what makes Unsolved Mysteries the perfect Netflix series to binge and be completely submersed within.

Unsolved Mysteries Return

It’s just a fact that people enjoy watching mysteries. It gives us the ability to empathize with others, while also experiencing situations none of us would ever think were real. Unsolved Mysteries returns to Netflix with twelve episodes. And each story is completely different than the rest. For those who enjoy a variety of mystery, this one is for you. You don’t need to watch in order and can skip around to whichever piques your interest.

Unsolved Mysteries deal with unsolved murders, disappearances, and even alien abduction. All in all, Unsolved Mysteries is pretty much your run of the mill mystery show. It easily falls back into the format that the original run did – we just now can access it on Netflix. Still, as a fan of the Unsolved Mysteries series and anything involving the ID station, this series literally screams my name. There’s something to be said about how we, as humans; enjoy watching these stories, even though some contain literally the worst moments of someone’s life. But, that’s a conversation for another day.

The Con

The only thing I would truly like for Unsolved Mysteries to not have is the “audio description” option as the default. Hopefully, this is something that is changed, but as someone who was given early access to the show, the only English option was with audio description. I had to eventually turn on the French dub because I was tired of hearing “then he took a sip of water. There’s a picture of a bird on the wall”. If you’re going to have the audio description as an option, I am fine with it. But, also have a regular English version for those of us who may not be visually impaired. It wasn’t as bad with the dubs, but sometimes the dubs didn’t match up with the English language that the people were speaking on the show. It sounds like a minor thing, but the audio description comments got very annoying after a while.

Rating: 3.5/5

All in all, I think that if you’re a fan of murder mystery shows, you’ll love the resurrection of Unsolved Mysteries. You can binge all twelve episodes on Netflix. Just make sure not to watch them in the dark…

Unsolved Mysteries debuts in July

Editors Note: Having grown up watching the original Unsolved Mysteries, I must say it was weird not hearing the familiar voice of Robert Stack (though the show does pay tribute to him in the openings) but the show still has that eerie music that creeped us out as kids. The series doesn’t rely so much on cheesy re-enactments but instead relies on real life family members and friends to tell the story while showing brief glimpses of actors seeming to portray moments in the story. It’s all very well done.

The first six episodes range from UFO sightings to missing persons to the usual who did it murder cases. It’s a nice addition to the Unsolved Mysteries brand while trying to be its own unique show at the same time. I wouldn’t be shocked if perhaps in season two they bring in a host but so far this series is worth a watch.

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