MARE OF EASTTOWN (2021)

A-grade small-town murder-mystery with a great supporting cast, twisty plot reveals and a great lead performance from Kate Winslet.

Honestly, much more is potentially spoilery so if you got through all those hyphens without already skipping over to look up where it’s available for you to watch then maybe this isn’t your genre?

Still, if you’ve never dipped your toe into this specific kind of Broadchurch-y series then this is an excellent, accessible place to start.

Highly recommended.

MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003)

A solid serial murder mystery decorated with some of the most infuriatingly incompetent police operating under the military dictatorship of Korea in the 1980s.

It’s good, but maybe a bit overshadowed in retrospect by the great things Director Bong Joon-Ho (PARASITE, THE HOST) would go on to make.

Still, worth your time, especially if true crime is your jam.