Unbelievable on Netflix premiered earlier this month and is only eight episodes. While based on true events, the main character is played by Kaitlyn Dever, real identity has never been released to the public. The show is centered around a young girl in her early 20s who is viciously assaulted in her apartment by a masked assailant in the middle of the night. With hardly any evidence or leads and no help from the police, she is forced to lie about what happened to her. As the show progresses, it shows what her life becomes. Then jumping a few years ahead, we see a sympathetic detective (Merritt Weaver) investigating a very similar case involving a college student (Danielle Macdonald) being assaulted. She teams up with another unapologetic detective (Toni Collette) who had been investigating similar cases and the two women determine that they are looking for the same serial rapist, who has been able to outsmart them and stay one step ahead of them.
I will say that the main three actresses in this gave some of the most powerful performances I’ve seen in a while. This show’s main theme is based on the sexual assault of women and can be quite upsetting. Especially with the justice system not believing most of them. These two detectives and their small team go clear out of their way to seek justice for these traumatized women and stop at nothing to apprehend the clever madman.
This is definitely one show to try and catch and is still available on Netflix. It is completely thought-provoking, emotional and outstanding.
It has received four golden globe nominees and several other nominations and a few wins so far.